TODAY   |  March 22, 2014

Windy conditions could make searching for debris difficult

Starting Sunday and into Tuesday, high winds could impede efforts by those searching for a trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. The search area is off the coast of Australia, where there could also be low-level clouds impeding visibility. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer reports.

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>>> dylan is tracking the weather conditions in the indian ocean and how that could impact the search. good morning. hello.

>> good morning erica. we're watching the weather in this e.r.a. which earlier saturday in that region was okay because of the area of high pressure . there are reports of low level clouds. that's going to reduce visibility a little bit. you can see the satellite here in the area where the possible wreckage is located. that's where we do have fairly clear skies minus low level clouds. we're going to keep an eye on the wind. in the northern hhemisphere you have clockwise winds. that's the way the winds go around the area of high pressure . this is good news for search efforts in that region. what we're going to notice over the next two days is the high pressure is going to slide east. we are going to get into a windy pattern, area in the 40 degrees latitude. that's nick named roaring 40s because it tends top get windy conditions. that's going to rough up the surf and make things difficult for search in that area. saturday up to tuesday, winds are extremely gusty.