Tropical Cyclone Chapala intensifies over Arabian Sea

Wednesday 29 Oct. 2015: A rapidly developing Tropical Cyclone (Chapala) over the Arabian Sea has reached hurricane strength as it moves towards the WNW at about 8 knots.  At 15Z 29 October, Chapala was centered about 446NM southeast of Masirah Island. Chapala is forecast to strengthen to 100 knots or more during the next 36-48 hours, reaching 110-120 knots max winds in about 72 hours.

 

The latest forecast track has Chapala making landfall over the Al Mahrah district of Yemen around 15Z 02 November.

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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