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New Cyclone Heading for Yemen

New Cyclone Heading for YemenNew Cyclone Heading for Yemen

The UN weather agency warned Friday that another rare cyclone was heading towards war-ravaged Yemen which would bring more rain to areas already badly battered by cyclone Chapala.

The new storm, named Megh, is brewing in the Arabian Sea and is expected to intensify into "a severe cyclonic storm" over the next 24 hours, with wind speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, the World Meteorological Organization said, AFP reported. Megh is not as powerful a Chapala, which killed eight people in southeastern Yemen this week, but is expected to slam into or pass close to the country's already badly hit Arabian Sea island of Socotra on Sunday, WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis said.

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