Even though we are in the dead of winter with no tropical activity in the Northern Pacific or Atlantic, the tropics south of the Equator are a little more active. Tropical storm Gerry in the South Pacific continues to track to the Southeast with winds of 75 mph gusting to 90 mph. Garry is not impacting to many people as is meanders through the sparsely populated islands of the South Pacific.
In the Indian Ocean an are of interest near the island of Madagascar. Could develop over the next few days. The other system in the basin is Tropical Cyclone 13S. Depending where you are in the world, naming of tropical cyclones happens at different intensities. No land masses in the Southern Indian Ocean, means this system will only be a threat to the shipping lanes. Should intensify and receive a name over the next couple of days.
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