Muscat: The tropical cyclone, Tauktae, is likely to make landfall on the Indian/Pakistani coasts on 18th May without any impact on Oman, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), said on Sunday.
A statement issued online by CAA said: "The National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre analysis indicates that the tropical cyclone (Tauktae), east of Arabian Sea today (Sunday, 16th May 2021) near latitude 72.2 E and longitude 15.0 N with estimated surface wind speed around the center (70 - 80 knots) (130-150km/h)."
"It is expected to move adjoining to Indian coasts and further intensify to tropical cyclone category- 2 within the next 24 hours. It is expected to make landfall on the Indian /Pakistani coasts on 18th May without any impact on the Sultanate."
CAA also said, "The sea will be moderately rough from 17th-19th May 2021, along most of the coasts with expected wave height ranging between 2-4 meters, and inundation of seawater is expected over low lying coastal areas in association with high tides. The Civil Aviation Authority advises the public to follow its latest weather bulletins and reports."