Muscat: Muscat and other governorates of the Sultanate of Oman may be affected by the tropical cyclone- Biparjoy, starting from Monday, June 12, 2023, an official at Oman Meteorology said.
Abdullah Al Khadouri, Director General of the Directorate General of Meteorology, indicated that until Wednesday morning the cyclone's track was still fluctuating, but we must be cautious and consider all possibilities, such as the possibility of the change in direction towards the north and northwest near the coast of Oman.
Al Khadouri added, on an Omani radio, that the direct effects of this situation on the coasts of the Sultanate may begin from Sunday, June 11, 2023 evening or Monday June 12, 2023 morning if the tropical state's path towards the north and northwest is realised.
Al Khadouri indicated that the Oman Meteorology is following the situation closely, and notification No. (1) will be issued on Thursday evening or Friday morning in the event that the cyclone is established on its path to the north and northwest towards the coasts of South Al Sharqiyah Governorate and Al Wusta Governorate, with opportunities for the northern parts of Dhofar Governorate to be affected.
Al Khadouri explained that it is possible that the governorates of North Al Sharqiyah and the governorate of Muscat will be affected, starting from the evening of Monday and Tuesday, in the event that the path of the tropical state moves north towards the coasts of Pakistan.
"The most likely possibility is that the path of the tropical state will move towards the coasts of the Sultanate, without crossing or entering the country. There are no indications yet of the cyclone centre crossing through the coasts of Oman, but it will be very close,” Al Khadouri added.
Oman Meteorology has reported that the tropical state-Biparjoy had developed into a first-class tropical cyclone.
It said that the cyclone continues to move north towards the centre of the Arabian Sea. Its centre is 1,133 km away from the coast of the Sultanate, with chances of high clouds flowing during the next four days on the coasts.