Tropical Cyclone Hikaa reaches the Arabian Peninsula •

Last update: June 1st, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Tropical Cyclone Hikaa, which brought damaging winds and rain into the Arabian Peninsula.

When the storm made landfall over Oman on September 24, it had maximum wind speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. 

It is not very common for cyclones to reach the Arabian Sea in the North Indian Ocean. However, in 2018, three significant cyclones pushed all the way up to the Arabian Peninsula. 

The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite as the outer bands of Hikaa moved over Oman.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 


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