Tropical Cyclone Phet is Now Weakening
With a change in the forecast, Tropical Cyclone Phet is no longer expected to reach Category 5 strength with sustained winds of 140 mph. Instead, Phet is expected to hug the coast of Oman while weakening, then push north then east-northeast across the northern Arabian Sea to the coast of Pakistan without regaining any of its former intensity. In fact, this is a change from just the previous forecast which took Phet inland over Oman for a day, before then turning toward Pakistan.
Phet is at/near its peak intensity with sustained winds of 110 knots (126.5 mph) with gusts to 130 knots (149 mph), as of this posting.