India Met Department (IMD) has upgraded the prognosis for very severe cyclone ‘Mekunu’ saying it could intensify further as ‘extremely severe cyclone’ ahead of landfall.
VSCS‘Mekunu’ over Westcentral & adjoining Southwest Arabian Sea moved further nnwwestwards with speed of 11 Kmph past 06 hrs and centered at 1730 IST of 24th May 2018 over Wc & adjoining Sw Arabian Sea near latitude 14.30N and longitude 55.20E. pic.twitter.com/bilpmDXkI9
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) May 24, 2018
The powerful storm was traced to about 180 km East-North-East of Socotra Islands and 440 km South-South-East of Salalah, capital of Oman, latest. It is very likely to intensify further by tomorrow, move nearly northwards and then north-northwestwards and cross South Oman-South-East Yemen coasts, IMD said.