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- GLOBAL SATELLITE PICTURE 16th AUGUST 2013
I try to look at the global satellite picture from MET OFFICE most days.
I noticed yesterday that suddenly the cloudy ITCZ ( Inter-tropical convergence zone) became coalesced.!!
By that l mean the entire convergence zone became a mass of cloudy spots or tropical lows.
These lows often spawn Hurricanes or Typhoons
Things have been quiet relatively in the Northern hemisphere up until now.
Intriguing as to why the coalescence of cloud into points of tropical lows happened so suddenly?
I suspect the wind streams that support the ITCZ have strengthened?
however other ideas would be welcome .
The coalescence has occurred right acros the board and not just in one equatorial ocean basin
I have noted this by taking a snap.. and will note which of these lows on and near the ITCZ wil make it into cyclone categories as the days go by
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- NTH INDIAN OCEAN