Oman, Yemen prepare for hurricane-strength Cyclone Mekunu

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(Worthy News) - Cyclone Mekunu is intensifying to hurricane-level strength in the Arabian Sea and is expected to hit Oman and Yemen later this week, forecasters said Wednesday.

The storm is classified as a cyclonic storm, but is predicted to become the equivalent of a Category 2 or Category 3 hurricane. Wednesday, it hit the archipelago of Socotra in the Guardafui Channel, an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa, with severe wind gusts.

The storm is expected to hits wind speeds of 74 mph late Wednesday and get stronger as it arrives in southern Oman and southeastern Yemen. [ Source: UPI (Read More...) ]

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