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Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) Moves towards Australian Coast

January 26th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 25th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 25th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S - enhanced image

Tropical Cyclone 10S - enhanced image

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic), located approximately 140 nautical miles northeast of Learmonth, Australia, has moved southwest at 8 knots over the past 6 hours.

Animated imagery shows deepening convection wrapping into the low level circulation center (LLCC) with good dual outflow channels.

Radar depicts a discernible LLCC with moderate reflectivity values in a semi-circular band along its southern boundary.

The system has maximum sustained winds at 35 knots, with gusts of up to 45 knots. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.

Dominic remains in an environment favorable for continued development with low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures.

It is tracking along the northwest periphery of a low to mid level subtropical ridge.

However, at TAU 24, a mid-latitude trough will weaken the steering ridge, causing the cyclone to slow then recurve southeastward towards land and dissipate.

source JTWC

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