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Cyclone Megh struck Yemeni island of Socotra


A second extremely rare and powerful cyclone named Megh in two weeks battered the Yemeni island of Socotra with hurricane-force winds with a speed of 200km/h on November 10, 2015. The cyclone claimed life of a woman and injured several.

The cyclone also caused massive damage in Socotra Island which lies about 360 kilometres off the Yemeni coast. It is expected that the cyclone would trigger flooding and landslides in the country.This is the second most tropical storms within a week after Cyclone Chapala killed 11 Yemenis on Socotra and the mainland. Megh is the 28th storm in the northern hemisphere to become a Category 3 or stronger in 2015.

According to the World Meteorological Organization Megh is expected to hit Yemen's coast east of Aden as a severe cyclonic storm by Tuesday, with sustained winds of 90 km-120 km.