The cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea had intensified into a well-marked low-pressure area yesterday. Skymet had forecast that the weather system is expected to intensify rapidly in the Arabian Sea and rightly so, it did intensify into a depression during the evening hours. Thereafter, the system underwent another express intensification becoming a deep depression during the late-night hours.
In an overnight intensification mode, now the system has concentrated into a cyclonic storm Mekunu.
Presently, Mekunu is centred at Latitude 9.1°N and Longitude 57.3°E and is located 560 km SE of Socotra Islands, 970 km SSE of Salalah in Oman and 1350 km South of Masirah Island. The system has moved in a west-northwest direction at a speed of 12 kilometer per hour with the wind speed of 70 kmph gusting up to 90 kmph.