Cyclone CHAPALA at Arabian Sea Updates as of 2:30 PM, 30th Oct. 2015.

30 Oct 2015

The tropical cyclonic storm “CHAPALA” over westcentral Arabian Sea as predicted is moving westwards towards with speed of about 12 kmph and is intensifying into Extremely severe cyclonic storm. It would move wester wards towards the north Yemen and adjoining Oman coast. As the system is expected to move away from the Bhutan no severe adverse weather is expected. However due to the intensity of the cyclone and westerly wind towards Bhutan region, we are expected to receive light rain during next 72 hours.


An update will be issued if there is any changes in the forecast.        


Meteorology Division

Department of Hydro-Met Services

MoEA, Thimphu