ARB 02 Becomes Deep Depression12.5N 62.1E
As of 0600 UTC, 23 December 2012, Deep Depression ARB 02 was located near latitude 9.0°N and longitude 60.0°E, about 1050 km east-southeast of Ras Binnah and 1000 km southeast of Socotra Island. The storm is forecast to intensify further and move westwards towards the Somalia coast in the next 72 hours. Maximum sustained winds are at 55 km/h (35 mph) gusting to 75 km/h (45 mph). Central pressure is estimated at 1002 hPa (mbar). Dvorak intensity of the storm is at T2.0.