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Tropical Cyclone Hettie southeast of Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Hettie southeast of Fiji Image ID 1032
Acquisition date 28-Jan-2009
Over head time 12:00:00
Satellite Sensor mtsat
Sensor Channel(s) IR

Tropical Cyclone Hettie (lower right-hand quadrant) was located southeast of Fiji tracking in a south south-westerly direction over the South Pacific Ocean. When this image was acquired Hettie was at peak intensity as a Category 1 storm (South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Intensity Scale) with a sustained 1-minute average wind speed of 35 knots (40.3 mph) and gusts of 45 knots (51.8 mph).

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