(Nairobi – 24 May 2018) IGAD’s Center for Climate Prediction and Application Center (ICPAC) has issued a warning of an active tropical cyclone named Mekuku threatening the coast of Somalia’s Puntland.
The regional model prediction of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) latest run at ICPAC indicates that the tropical cyclone will move progressively northward and landfall over Yemen late on 26 May 2018.
As the cyclone progresses north, parts of the cyclone circulation and associated clouds and rains will hit along the coast of Somalia. However, the total accumulated rainfall expected over the coast of Somalia’s Puntland between 25-27 May 2018 is less than 30 mm between 25-27 May 2018.
ICPAC is closely monitoring the situation.
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