Nov 9, 2015

Yemen Faces Rare Second Tropical Cyclone Landfall After Megh Batters Socotra

Socotra
Yemen
by
Kristina Pydynowski
,
The Weather Channel

Two tropical cyclones making landfall in Yemen in one season is virtually unheard of, but it will happen this year with Megh closely following in the footsteps of Chapala. Generally, Yemen only receives the remains of cyclones after they weaken. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jim Andrews says that "Having two landfalling tropical cyclones in Yemen in a single season is likely to be unheard of in the modern era." Much like Chapala, Megh will continue to track across the Gulf of Aden into midweek after pounding the island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea.