Tropical Storm Bongoyo forms in the southern Indian Ocean; no threat to land

The southwest Indian Ocean basin has now formed its second storm, Bongoyo, and is not expected to be a threat to any landmasses surrounding the Indian Ocean.

Bongoyo is located near 14.6 degrees south, 81.9 degrees east, approximately 713 nautical miles to the southeast of Diego Garcia. The storm currently has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (85 km/h) with a minimum pressure of 1000 millibars. The storm is currently moving west-southwest at 11 knots (11 mph; 18 km/h)  under a favorable environment of low vertical wind shear, enhanced poleward outflow, and warm, 28°C sea surface temperatures.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s cone for Bongoyo.

The storm is forecast to continue its intensification, but is expected to have no threat to any landmasses in the Indian Ocean. Stay tuned for updates.

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