UPDATE #06

Severe cyclonic storm Mekunu/(Category 1 cyclone) as per 6:45 UTC and 12:06 PST Time, has a well defined eye structure and persisting intense convection around the entire circulation. Last press release of JTWC was at around 8:30 AM (Pakistani time) but cyclone has further intensified, as per looking at the structure, convective banding and equatorward flow Pakweather.com speculates that Mekunu has further intensified into a Category 2 Cyclone stage.

CYCLONE FEATURES UPDATED AT 8:30 AM (3:00 UTC):

  • Maximum winds were sustained at 110km/hr with gusts reaching upto 120km/hr
  • Minimum central pressure was at 988 hPa.
  • Movement towards North-northwestwards with speed of 12km/hr.

Atmospheric conditions supports development of mekunu further into Very Severe cyclonic storm (upto category 3).

 

Cyclone Mekunu Update: A severe cyclonic storm develops an eye.
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Mohammad Faizan

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