Tropical Cyclone Claudia (03S) Beginning Extra-Tropical Transitioning13.2S 76.1E
Tropical Storm Claudia (03S)‘s current intensity is assessed at 50 knots. Upper-level analysis indicates TC 03S is under a diffluent region with enhanced poleward outflow, but vertical wind shear has increased to 20 to 30 knots.
Claudia is currently tracking on the western edge of a deep-layered subtropical ridge. The system will continue moving south for the forecast period, continually weakening as vertical wind shear increases ahead of a mid-latitude trough and begin extra tropical transition (ETT) within the next 12 hours. ETT will be complete by TAU 24. Maximum significant wave height is 25 feet.