Tropical Cyclone Faraji rapidly intensifies into a category 3 cyclone; no threat to land

Tropical Cyclone Faraji has rapidly intensified into a category 3-equivalent cyclone in the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, or SSHWS.

Faraji is currently located near 14.9 degrees south, 79.7 degrees east, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km/h) 1-minute sustained, and a minimum central pressure of 960 millibars, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Meteo-France, the official Regionalized Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) of the basin, has Faraji at 100 mph (155 km/h) 10-minute sustained, and a minimum central pressure of 965 millibars. Our estimate  on Faraji as Force Thirteen aligns with the JTWC’s estimate of 115 mph, with a central pressure of 962 millibars.

Our cone as Force Thirteen on Faraji.

The storm is expected to remain at sea with no land affected by this storm. You could watch our video update on Faraji right below:

You can also track Faraji at real-time in our Cyclone Tracker: Cyclone Tracker – Force Thirteen (force-13.com)

References:

  1. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s operational best track data for Faraji: https://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tcdat/tc2021/SH/SH192021/txt/trackfile.txt
  2. The Meteo-France’s 00z advisory for Faraji: http://www.meteo.fr/temps/domtom/La_Reunion/webcmrs9.0/anglais/activiteope/bulletins/cmrs/CMRSA_202102070000_FARAJI.pdf

Imagery credit to Isaac G.

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