Bad Weather Forecast for Gulf of Aden

Image courtesy meteorological service of KSA

A depression moving through the Arabian Sea is forecast to reach the Gulf of Aden by 10th / 11th November 2011. The cyclonic storm will see gusts of up to 85 kmph and very rough seas near the system centre. According to forecasts from the regional specialized meteorological centre in New Delhi, the storm is expected to weaken over the next 48 hours. Parts of Yemen, Oman and Pakistan are expected to see up to an extra 3cm of rain or snowfall in the next three days.

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