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Remains of 07B Continue to Fragment

December 10th, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Remains of Tropical Cyclone 07B - December 10th, 2008

Remains of Tropical Cyclone 07B - December 10th, 2008

The remnants of tropical cyclone 07B,  approximately 310 nautical miles west of Colombo, Sri Lanka, have tracked generally westward at 10 knots over the past 6 hours.

Recent imagery shows convection around a poorly defined low-level circulation center (LLCC) has reduced in size and intensity and broken up into fragments.

The fragment seen here is off the west coast of India. Upon opening the full image, the coastline and the Sabarmati River, emptying sediments into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea.

Although the system has moved into an area of light vertical wind shear, cooler air from the northern Arabian Sea is inhibiting any significant development.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 15 to 20 knots and minimum sea level pressure is estimated to be near 1000mb.

Due to a weak LLCC and influx of dry cool air, the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains poor.

source JTWC

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