Tropical Storm 03A forms in the Arabian Sea, forecast to hit Somalia; Disturbance to be a threat to India in the week


It seems like the north Indian Ocean is making a run on their activity, as two tropical cyclones are now threatening different countries.

Tropical Storm 03A has formed in the Arabian Sea, located near 10.5 degrees north, 53.8 degrees east, approximately 535 nautical miles to the east-southeast of Aden, Yemen. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 km/h) and a minimum pressure of 998 millibars. The storm is currently a depression according to the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) of the basin, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), but they forecast the storm to intensify to a cyclonic storm. If the storm indeed becomes a cyclonic storm, it will be named as “Gati”.

There are no warnings currently in effect for this storm, but if you are in the cone of 03A, please prepare.

In the Bay of Bengal, the JTWC has marked an invest there, 97B, and models are suggesting this could be a strong tropical cyclone and hit Andra Pradesh. The storm is currently a low chance to the JTWC, and IMD is expecting the system to become a depression during the subsequent 48 hours. Stay tuned for updates.

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