Tropical Cyclone Bina 2021

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Bina 2021, January 28 - February 1. Max wind speed 85km/h.

Bina is located 294 km (159 nautical miles) north-northwest of Suva, Fiji, and has tracked southeastward at 31 km/h (17 knots) over the past 6 hours.

Satellite imagery indicates the system has rapidly deteriorated over the previous 6 hours, with weak flaring convection to the east of the assessed center.

Satellite analysis does not reveal a well-defined low level circulation center (LLCC), combined with a lack of recent microwave imagery, results in a very low confidence assessment for the initial position.

The initial intensity is set at 65 km/h (35 knots) with low confidence hedged towards the ADT raw T-number of T2.6 65 km/h (36 knots) based on the overall structure of the system.

Over the next 24 hours, the system will rapidly translate along the northwest-southeast gradient between the subtropical ridge to the east and Ana to the south, and after passing near vanna levu, is forecast to dissipate as a tropical cyclone in 12 hours.

Forecast models are in good agreement lending high confidence to the JTWC forecast track.

This is the final warning on this system by JTWC. The system will be closely monitored for signs of regeneration.

Maximum significant wave height is 4.6 meters (15 feet).

Information provided by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).

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