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Tropical Cyclone Evan (04P) Roars Over Fiji

17.7S 177.4E

December 20th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone Evan (TC 04P) – December 19th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Cyclone Evan (TC 04P) - December 19th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 04P

On December 17, Tropical Cyclone Evan (04P) roared over Fiji as a Category 4 storm, with winds reaching up to 230 km/h (145 mph).

The system is now located approximately 400 nm south of Nadi, Fiji, and has tracked south-southeastward at 04 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 20 feet.

Animated infrared satellite imagery shows the low level circulation center continues to elongate and lack deep convection, and has started extra-tropical transition (ETT). Evan will continue to move south into an increasingly hostile upper-level environment and decreasing sea surface temperatures as it dissipates under warning strength in the next 12 hours and continues ETT.

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