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Tropical Cyclone Zoe 06P Northeast of Vanuatu South Pacific
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Tropical Cyclone Zoe (06P) Northeast of Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean

February 12, 2013
In this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from December 29, 2002, Tropical Cyclone Zoe was located near 13.0S and 169.9E. The cyclone was moving southeast at about 5 knots and was slowly weakening in intensity. Maximum 10-minute average winds near the centre were estimated at 110 knots. Zoe has weakened further over the last 6 hours. The eye continues to contract and is beginning to become cloud filled. The cyclone is expected to turn more south-southeast as it is influenced by a mid-level subtropical ridge to the southwest. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC