Cyclone Chapala strengthens rapidly over record-warm water, aims for highly unusual landfall in war-torn Yemen

Here comes another one, this time in the Arabian Sea.

Last week we had Hurricane Patricia in the Pacific, with surface winds that topped out at 200 miles per hour — the highest reliably-measured surface winds for any tropical cyclone on record. Now we’ve got Cyclone Chapala swirling over record-warm waters and aiming for the Arabian Peninsula. It is already the second strongest cyclone ever measured in the Arabian Sea (behind Category 5 Cylcone Gonu in 2007).

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