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.
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)
- The Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s operational best track data for Faraji: https://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tcdat/tc2021/SH/SH192021/txt/trackfile.txt
- 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.