23 May 2018 - bulletin 352

Updated at 2230 GMT
Latest warning for 02A


NORTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Mekunu / 02A
Warning 08 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 12.6N 55.8E
Location 499 miles SSW of Masirah Island, Oman
Movement 340° (NNW) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 75 knots gusting to 90 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 90 to 145 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 25 to 40 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Socotra Island, Yemen, Oman
Maximum significant wave height 22 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Mekunu is passing about 100 miles east of Socotra Island. The storm will move north whilst strenghtening to 95 knots. The cyclone will veer northwest before making landfall in Oman after two days.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 1100 GMT
System 90L
Position 17.7N 87.8W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours is LOW (0%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 5 days is MEDIUM (60%)

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