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Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) Tracking South-Southeastward

27.4S 51.3E

February 4th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) – February 3rd, 2013

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Track of Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S) - February 2nd, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 13S

Tropical Cyclone Felleng (13S), located approximately 745 nm south of La Reunion has tracked south-southeastward at 15 knots over the past six hours.

Animated infrared satellite imagery shows all associated convection with the low level circulation center (LLCC) has been sheared to the southeast by approximately 175 nm. Older ASCAT passes indicate the LLCC has started to expand with the strongest winds located further from the center of the system.

The system has been located over sea surface temperatures (SST) between 23 to 24 degrees Celsius, directly impacting the warm central core. Felleng has begun the extra-tropical transition process and within the next 12 hours the SST values will drop below 20 degrees Celsius, accelerating the transition to a cold core system.

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