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Tropical Cyclone Odette 2021

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Odette 2021, April 1 - 10. Max wind speed 95km/h.

Odette is located 159 km (86 nautical miles) northwest of Learmonth, Australia, and has moved southward at 44 km/h (24 knots) over the past 6 hours.

Satellite imagery shows Odette continues to spiral inwards towards Seroja as part of Fujiwhara interaction.

The system has rapidly weakened, though there has been a flare up in deep convection near the center in the past few hours, likely a result of convergence flow with the outer bands of Seroja.

The initial position is placed with moderate confidence based on a manual track of the low level vortex through the animated visible imagery.

Automated CIMSS ADT estimates are much higher but are considered unrealistic due to fixing on the transient convective activity. An earlier ASCAT-A pass revealed a very small area of gale force winds in the eastern hemisphere, but these are not considered representative of the overall intensity, though near-gale force winds could potentially still be present on the eastern side of the circulation.

Environmental conditions are increasingly hostile, with an estimated 30-35 km/h (15-20 knots) of easterly wind shear and a constrained outflow regime which is inhibiting the system.

Odette will continue to track towards the southwest, spiraling closer to Seroja while fully dissipating as a distinct circulation within the next 12 hours.

Forecast models are in overall good agreement on the merger and dissipation scenario, 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 meters (13 feet).

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

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