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Tropical Cyclone PHYAN (04A) Nears Mumbai

Posted by feww on November 11, 2009

TC PHYAN Could Cause Substantial Damage to Mumbai Area

Tropical Cyclone Phyan crossed India’s west coast north of  Mumbai on Wednesday bringing torrential rains and strong winds to the region. Phyan has weakened due to interaction with land.

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TC Phyan (fallen Cherry). METEOSAT-7 IR Enhancement. Stll image – Dated 11 Nov 2009 at 12:00UTC. Source: UW-CIMSS Click image to enlarge and update.

PHYAN Status

As of November 11, 2009 at 15:00 UTC
Position: near 19.9ºN, 73.7ºE
Location: About 74 km (40nm) ENW of Mumbai
Movement: Phyan has been moving NNE at about 26 km/h for the past 6 hrs
Maximum Intensity: 83 km/h (at 12:25 UTC)
Max significant wave heights: 5 m at 12:00 UTC

Phyan should continue moving in N-N-Easterly direction and is expected to dissipate in the next 12 hours due to land interaction and strong vertical wind shear, JTWC said.

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