Hurricane Sagar, previously referred to as 01 A, appeared more arranged on satellite images and has actually reinforced because May17 NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite recorded a noticeable light picture of the storm.
On Might 18 the Noticeable Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite recorded a true-color picture of Hurricane Sagar. The VIIRS image revealed the center of flow in the Gulf of Aden, and the northern and southern quadrants of the storm impacting Yemen and Somalia, respectively.
At 4 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC) Hurricane Sagar was focused near 11.6 degrees north latitude and 45.9 degrees east longitude, roughly 89 nautical miles southeast of Aden, Yemen. Optimum sustained winds had actually increased to 69 miles per hour (50 knots/111 kph). Sagar was transferring to the west-southwest at 6.9 miles per hour (6 knots/111 kph).
Sagar threatens Yemen, Somalia and Djibouti. The storm is developing wave heights in the Gulf approximately 17 feet (5.1 meters) high.
The Joint Hurricane Caution Center stated that Sagar will move southwest through the Gulf of Aden. The storm is anticipated to preserve present strength prior to making landfall in northwestern Somalia.
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