Tropical Cyclone 5B forms in the Indian Ocean
An area of convection in the Indian Ocean has intensified to cyclone status and been designated Tropical Cyclone 05B.
The storm, located approximately 280 nautical miles east of Madras, India, has moved northward at 5knots over the past six hours.
The cyclone shows good outflow and improved convective banding.
Upper level analysis indicates a favorable environment for further strengthening before the system reaches land.
The cyclone’s maximum significant wave height is 11feet.