Tropical Cyclone Ockhi's Rainfall Examined By GPM

On December 2, 1027 OCKHI became the first tropical cyclone of the year to form in the Arabian Sea. Fortunately for India the tropical cyclone remained off India's southwestern coast. OCKHI intensified to the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale before it started to weaken. Vertical wind shear caused OCKHI to weaken as the tropical cyclone started moving north-northeastward toward India's Gulf of Khambhat. NASA's GPM Core Observatory satellite passed over tropical cyclone OCKHI on December 4, 2017 at 0616 UTC. The rainfall coverage shown here was