TC Chapala moves towards the coast of Yemen

Tropical Cyclone 04A (CHAPALA)

Tropical Cyclone 04A (CHAPALA) at 15Z 31 October was centered about 209NMENE of Socotra Island and was moving westward at about 08 knots with max winds to 115 knots.  Currently hurricane force winds extend outward only about 25-30 NM.

 

 

 

 

Chapala is forecast to weaken as it approaches the coast of Yemen but likely will retain hurricane strength at landfall north of Mukalla about 21Z 02 November.

JTWC Forecast Track

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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