FARAJI Moderate Tropical Storm-6th Named at 15.00 hours 05 February 2021

FARAJI Moderate Tropical Storm-6th

Named at 15.00 hours FRIDAY 05 February 2021

The 6th Cyclone for Season 2020-2021 for the South Indian Ocean has evolved rather rapidly from a prevailing Low Pressure since a few days. It has been named FARAJI Moderate Tropical Storm by the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) at 15.00 hours today Friday 05 February 2021. It is located now at 13.2°S 81.0 °E, 2000 km East North-East of Rodrigues Island and 2550 km East North-East of Mauritius. The Weather System is moving Southwards at a speed of 05 kph.
The MMS has released its bulletin as follows (etd):
[[[Special Weather Bulletin
Fri, Feb 5, 2021
Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Weather Outlook updated at 1500 hours on 05 February 2021
General
The tropical depression which was evolving to the South-East of Diego-Garcia continued to intensify and is already a moderate tropical storm. It has been named Faraji by the Mauritius Meteorological Services at 1500hours when it was located near latitude 13.2 degrees S and longitude 80.9 degrees E.
 
Outlook from weather models.
Most numerical models agree to its movement in a general southerly direction at first and towards the South-east thereafter.
There are still some uncertainties regarding its intensity and track.
Weather at Mauritius and Rodrigues
The system will not directly influence weather over Mauritius and Rodrigues over the next five days.
The system is being closely monitored and this bulletin will be updated tomorrow Saturday 06 February 2021.
 
05 February 2021
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Uploaded: 21.50 Hours FRIDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2021.


Météo-France-Réunion which is the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) for the South Indian Ocean Basin has published its Advisories. Mentions have been made that there is the possibility of FARAJI MTS to intensify into an Intense Tropical Storm and into a Tropical Cyclone within 3-5 days; also that the System will likely to evolve in the open sea of the Eastern Zone of the South Indian Ocean.
{{{WTIO31 FMEE 050718
CMRS / CENTRE DES CYCLONES TROPICAUX DE LA REUNION
BULLETIN D'ANALYSE ET DE PREVISION CYCLONIQUE (SUD-OUEST OCEAN INDIEN)
0.A NUMERO DU BULLETIN : 1/10/20202021
1.A DEPRESSION TROPICALE 10
12H: 05/02/2021 18 UTC: 13.1 S / 81.5 E, VENT MAX= 035 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE
28 KT NE: 45 SE: 155 SO: 285 NO: 165
34 KT NE: 35 SE: 95 SO: 95 NO: 75
24H: 06/02/2021 06 UTC: 13.4 S / 81.8 E, VENT MAX= 040 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE
28 KT NE: 55 SE: 155 SO: 285 NO: 150
34 KT NE: 45 SE: 100 SO: 100 NO: 75
36H: 06/02/2021 18 UTC: 13.8 S / 82.0 E, VENT MAX= 045 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE
28 KT NE: 65 SE: 155 SO: 285 NO: 140
34 KT NE: 55 SE: 110 SO: 110 NO: 75
48H: 07/02/2021 06 UTC: 14.1 S / 82.3 E, VENT MAX= 045 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE
28 KT NE: 75 SE: 155 SO: 285 NO: 130
34 KT NE: 65 SE: 120 SO: 120 NO: 75
60H: 07/02/2021 18 UTC: 14.3 S / 83.1 E, VENT MAX= 050 KT, FORTE TEMPETE TROPICALE
28 KT NE: 85 SE: 155 SO: 285 NO: 110
34 KT NE: 75 SE: 120 SO: 130 NO: 75
48 KT NE: 65 SE: 100 SO: 35 NO: 55
72H: 08/02/2021 06 UTC: 14.3 S / 84.0 E, VENT MAX= 055 KT, FORTE TEMPETE TROPICALE
28 KT NE: 95 SE: 155 SO: 285 NO: 100
34 KT NE: 85 SE: 130 SO: 140 NO: 75
48 KT NE: 75 SE: 100 SO: 35 NO: 65
2.B TENDANCE ULTERIEURE:
96H: 09/02/2021 06 UTC: 14.6 S / 86.3 E, VENT MAX= 065 KT, CYCLONE TROPICAL
28 KT NE: 120 SE: 155 SO: 285 NO: 95
34 KT NE: 110 SE: 150 SO: 155 NO: 85
48 KT NE: 85 SE: 110 SO: 65 NO: 75
64 KT NE: 55 SE: 45 SO: 55 NO: 55
120H: 10/02/2021 06 UTC: 15.7 S / 88.0 E, VENT MAX= 040 KT, TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE
28 KT NE: 140 SE: 165 SO: 285 NO: 85
34 KT NE: 130 SE: 155 SO: 175 NO: 75. }}}
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has also issued its Advisories on 06 February 2021 stating almost the same, in addition to the Sea Surface Temperature being about 290 Celsius in that zone of the Ocean. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 051800Z IS 18 FEET.
NB: Météo-France-Réunion has also stated about the likelihood of the formation of another cyclone in the Mozambique Channel in a few days later.

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           Updated: 10.60 am SATURDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2021.
 

FARAJI Intensified rapidly further into Severe Tropical Storm, Tropical Cyclone, Intense Tropical Cyclone during 06-10 February 2021. However it weakened into Moderate Tropical Storm and to Tropical Depression as to date. See MMS forecast:

 

[[[Tropical Weather Outlook issued at 10.15 hours on Sunday 14 February 2021 

General

Moderate Tropical Storm has weakened into a tropical depression during the night. As environmental conditions deteriorate further the system will start to fill up as from Monday morning. The remnant low Faraji will move westward and it is very likely that clouds associated with the system will pass close to Rodrigues on Tuesday 16 February 2021 in the evening giving scattered thundery showers. As the remnant low continues to advance towards the west, clouds associated with the system are likely to influence weather at Mauritius thereafter.


At 10.00 hours this morning (Sunday 14 February 2021) Tropical Depression Faraji was centered at about 2100 km to the east of Mauritius in latitude 20.2 degrees south and longitude 78.0 degrees east. The tropical depression is now moving towards the west at about 10 km/h. 

 

Weather at Mauritius and Rodrigues

Clouds associated with remnant low Faraji will influence weather at Rodrigues as from Tuesday 16 February giving scattered showers and chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Atmospheric conditions will become moist and unstable at Mauritius as well as from Tuesday with scattered showers. The rainy periods together with thunderstorms at times may last until Friday 19 February 2021.
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PKANHYE. Updated: 10.40 am MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2021.

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