The structure of Ivo has evolved during the last several hours.
Although the cloud pattern has gained curvature and become more
symmetric…the intensity of the convection has been decreasing.
Given these mixed signals the initial wind speed is held at 40
kt…in agreement with a ship report of 40 kt to the east of the
center and the UW-CIMSS ADT. Ivo is moving over a sharp sea surface
temperature gradient and it should be over waters cooler than 26c
within the next 12 hours. Therefore…the opportunity for
additional strengthening is narrowing…and weakening is expected