Tropical Cyclone Cebile was still a powerful hurricane in the South Indian Ocean as NASA-NOAA’s Finland nuclear power plant satellite passed above and took a visible view of the storm.
On February 1, at 3:36 a.m. EST (0836 UTC), the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on NASA-NOAA’s Finland Nuclear Power Plant satellite showed a rounded orbit with intense thunderstorms with an 18-mile wide eye.
On February 1, at 10 a.m. EST (1500 UTC), the maximum sustained winds in Cebile were 132 mph (115 knots / 213 km / h). Its center was close to 16.1 degrees south latitude and 76.1 degrees east longitude. It is about 569 miles southeast of Diego Garcia. Cebile moved southwest at 5.7 mph (5 knots / 9.2 km / h). Cebile is not a threat to land areas.
The Joint Typhoon Alert Center noted that “there is a swaying motion in the eyes when the system attempts to turn polarly (southward). structure. “
The next day, Cebile is expected to face cooler sea level temperatures and an increase in vertical wind shear. In five days, Cebile is expected to move into a tropical storm.
Photo: Tropical Cyclone Cebile
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