Day 17: Threat of bad weather

A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, wears a t-shirt with the words "Pray for MH370" in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 23, 2014. Planes and a ship scrambled Sunday to find a pallet and other debris in a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether the objects were from the Malaysia Airlines jet that has been missing for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, wears a t-shirt with the words "Pray for MH370" in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 23, 2014. Planes and a ship scrambled Sunday to find a pallet and other debris in a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether the objects were from the Malaysia Airlines jet that has been missing for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

By the Associated Press

Bad weather was threatening the search efforts in the area, about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology reported increased winds, low cloud and a reduction in visibility. On Tuesday, a cold front was expected to move through the search area from the west, bringing showers, more low cloud and less visibility. Tropical Cyclone Gillian, which is further to the north, will not impact the area.

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