NASA’s Terra satellite has captured Tropical Cyclone 17S forming in the Southern Indian Ocean late March 28.
Using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard, the image shows a slightly elongated storm with wind shear pushing clouds south of the well- defined low-level center.
The storm is located about 726 nautical miles south-southeast of Diego Garcia and has sustained winds near 40 knots (46 mph/74 kph). It was moving to the south at 15 knots (17.2 mph/27.7 kph).Tropical Cyclone
Currently, conditions are marginally favorable with warm sea surface temperatures and the storm is expect to strengthen in the next 12-24 hours.