INVEST 92A - Tropical Cyclone 02A (MEKUNU)
Tropical Cyclone MEKUNU will pass just east of Socotra moving Northwards
to the Yemen-Oman border.
Winds now at 55 kts are expected to intensify tomorrow (Thu) to a hurricane-equivalent strength and on Friday will reach a peak of 85 kts (gusts 110 kts).
On Friday morning, Yemen and Oman must expect heavy rain and very strong winds.
MEKUNU will weaken after landfall.
Observed-forecast track and
the latest bulletin from India Meteorological Dept.
The latest (23 May/00z) wind analysis from satellite data
show max wind 54 kts and central pressure 987 hPa
Actual and forecast data (23 May/08z)
Mekunu track (as forecasted by ECMWF and GFS)
well organized, with the characteristic "eye" (source: EUMETSAT)
Weather radar observations (Salalah, Oman)
Salalah's hospital is evacuating as Menuku approaches ...
and flights to and from Salalah Airport could be delayed or cancelled
Latest (25 May / 05:22 UTC) radar image from Salalah, Oman
MEKUNU approaching Oman
Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC)
radar image 25 May 2018 / 14:23 UTC
Salalah received 278.2 mm of rain, nearly three times its annual rainfall !