New Tropical Cyclone forms over Arabian Sea

Satellite image of developing tropical cyclone

Tropical Cyclone 02A has formed over the Arabian Sea about 610 nm soth of Masirah Island and was moving towards the NNW at about 7 knots.

Max winds were 35 knots, however, conditions favor deepening and is forecast to reach hurricane intensity in 24-36 hours. The forecast track takes the center inland over Salaha, Oman on the 26th around 0600 UTC.

JTWC forecast track

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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