Tropical storm is forming but has no direct impact on Oman

21 May 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

A potential cyclone forming 1,000 km off the coast of Oman will have “no direct impact” on the Sultanate for the coming three days, the Oman Meteorology said in a statement.

“The centre of low depression is about 1,000km from the city of Salalah, while the nearest block of convective clouds accompanying the depression is 530 km from Salalah,” said the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) on Monday.

“The latest observations and satellite imageries at the National Center for Multi-hazard Early Warning showed development of a tropical low pressure area in the Arabian Sea with the wind speed around the center at 17 to 25 knots, located southwest of Arabian Sea at latitude nine degrees North and longitudes 60 degrees East,” the statement said.

Satellite images and numerical weather prediction suggest that the tropical situation may move towards the coasts of the Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates.

The statement added that specialists at the National Center for Multi-Hazard Early Warning are following the latest developments in the tropical situation.

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