Made a post on this yesterday, as the storm was still in “Tropical Storm” status.
Now, upgraded to a Category 1 Cyclone, forecast to develop at least into a Category 2 (as of 4pm CT Nov. 25, 2013).
Cyclone “LEHAR” is currently showing a stronger / brighter center than the previous Super Cyclone “PHAILIN”, when it formed, however the eye of “LEHAR” is not yet developed enough to be seen through yet.
A very bright center, this early on during the storms development…….this is slightly good news actually, since the heavy rains at the center of the storm (now) could lead to a cooling of the storm overall, thus decreasing its overall strength.
Right now, however, the center of the storm is showing bright whites (above the black/grey), indicating massive rains, and wind at the center.
Multiple .gif animations below (may take a long time for your browser to load each, click on each pic to view in a new window):