Cyclonic storms continue to throng the Southern Hemisphere( SH) add are largely evading the Northern half. As was expected, a fresh cyclone, named Jeruto, formed over the South Indian Ocean, positioned at 16.4S and 82.7E, approximately 1400km southeast of Diego Garcia. The storm has tracked WSW with a speed of about 12km/h. The satellite imagery depicts elongate circulation with strong winds of 75-80km/h wrapped around the center.
The storm is shifting now to inhospitable waters of the Indian Ocean bearing Sea Surface Temperature of 26-27degrees, barely sufficient to sustain the storm. Also moderate wind shear, that too opposing the motion vector of the storm is resulting in peripheral disfiguration. The cyclone is moving against all odds and as such was tracking without intentions of impacting any landmass.
The remnants of such systems remain significant when close to the coastline. Though there is no potential threat from cyclone Jeruto but still the system need to be closely monitored for signs of regeneration.