The once powerful 01S Anja is nothing but a memory at this point; completely extra-tropical and being escorted away in the flow. She maxed out at 115 knots, which would be a Category 4 storm on our Saffir-Simpson scale. The photo below comes from the MODIS website. It was taken near Anja's maximum intensity and should DEFINITELY be clicked on for maximum enjoyment.
There is another area worth noting in the Southern Indian Ocean as well. An wave of storms (95S Invest) is becoming more organized by the minute along the same latitude the spawned Anja. This area of storms is a bit further west, though, which should concern the resort islands of Reunion and Mauritius. I wouldn't be surprised to see tropical cyclone development with this system over the next couple of days, so I will watch it closely.
Also, a couple of areas are being watched in the Western Pacific, one notably close the equator.
(You can click on any image for a larger view).
August 2019 storm chasing roundup
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