Tropical Cyclone Mekunu Examined With GPM Satellite

The second tropical cyclone in less than a week has formed in the western Arabian Sea early on May 22, 2018. This tropical cyclone called MEKUNU is intensifying as it heads toward Oman. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) predicts that MEKUNU will have winds of about 85 kts (98 mph) when it hits southwestern Oman in about three days. This will make it the equivalent of a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Tropical cyclone MEKUNU follows on the heels of destructive and deadly tropical cyclone SAGAR that just made landfall over northwestern Somalia a few days