NASA captures a forming Tropical Cyclone
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.