Tropical Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman

A Tropical Cyclone named Mekunu, has formed south of the southern Oman coast of Dhofar. This Cyclone is relatively weak, with the ‘eye’ disintegrating and forward speed of less than 10kmph. However, the ocean surface temperature remains at over 31c and will provide an increase in the energy of the Cyclone as it approaches the coast.

Cyclone Mekenu 23 May MODIS NASA
Cyclone Mekenu 23 May MODIS NASA

Circulatory windspeeds of around 65kmph combined with the barrier formed by the high coastal mountains which are at least 1,000m above the sea,  will mean that rainfall on the sea-facing mountains will be intense. Landfall is likely to be Continue reading “Tropical Cyclone Mekunu approaches Dhofar Oman”