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Tropical Cyclone Zane (23P) Tracking Northwestward at 10 Knots

12.3S 144.3E

May 2nd, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Twenty Zane (23P) – May 1st, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Zane (23P) - May 1st, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 23P

Tropical Cyclone Zane (23P), located approximately 270 nm north- northwest of Cairns, Australia, has tracked northwestward at 10 knots over the past six hours.

The initial intensity is assessed at 35 knots based on Dvorak current intensity estimates ranging between 30 to 35 knots and observations in the area. Upper-level analysis reveals an unfavorable environment as strong to moderate (20-30 knots) northwesterly vertical wind shear (VWS) has persisted over the system.

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