Muscat: The low pressure area east of the Arabian Sea has deepened into a tropical storm and is expected to hit the coast of Oman between Ras Al Hadd and Ras Madraka on June 15, according to Oman's Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation and Public Authority for Civil Aviation statement.
The centre of the storm is currently about 980 km from Masirah Island and moving with an estimated surface wind speed between 35-45 knots.
It is expected to move in a north-westward direction and cross the coast of Oman between Ras Al Hadd and Ras Madraka. The storm is expected to gradually weaken as it approaches Oman's east coast, the statement added.
The tropical storm has been named "Nanauk" according to the list of names approved by the Tropical Cyclone Panel for Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, Oman Meteorology said in a tweet.