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

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic 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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