24 May 2018 - bulletin 355

Updated at 2100 GMT
Latest warning for 02A
Disturbance update


NORTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Mekunu / 02A
Warning 12 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 15.1N 55.0E
Location 125 miles SSE of Salalah, Oman
Movement 335° (NNW) at 9 knots
Maximum sustained winds 80 knots gusting to 100 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 135 to 200 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 25 to 45 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Yemen, Oman
Maximum significant wave height 24 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Mekunu will  move northwest whilst strenghtening to 90 knots. The cyclone will make landfall in Oman in a day or so.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 1800 GMT
System 90L
Position 19.6N 88.2W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours is HIGH (70%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 5 days is HIGH (90%)

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