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).