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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tropical Cyclone David growing slightly

Tropical Storm David continues to churn in the South Indian Ocean. David has been moving towards the southeast for the past couple of days but now appears to be changing direction towards the southwest.

Weather Underground reports that while the storm has generally decreased in intensity, a slight increase is expected over the next 24 hours. This increase is primarily due to warn sea surface temperatures which are favorable for cyclonic formation. Increasing vertical windshear will cause David to break apart and diminish back to tropical storm levels.

The current predicted path by both Weather Underground and Tropical Storm Risk is that David is heading towards Rodrigues Island by Christmas Day. Forecasts right now indicate that David will be diminishing by then and may soon after become a remnant low.

As always, this is an estimate by amateur. Do not rely on any of this information for life or death decisions. Follow the guidance and requirements of local authorities at all times when dealing with approaching tropical systems.

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