Oman weather department issues tropical storm update
May 21, 2018 | 4:00 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: A potential cyclone forming 1,000 km off the coast of Oman will have "no direct effect" on the Sultanate for the coming three days, government weather watchers said.

"Latest developments and satellites imageries showed development of tropical low pressure area with surface wind speed 17 to 25 knots located southwest of Arabian Sea,” PACA said in a statement online. However, PACA affirmed that the storm will have no direct effect on Oman in the coming three days.

According to authorities, the storm has centred at the southwest of the Arabian Sea between altitude 9°N to longitude 60°E and is 1,000 km away from Salalah.

Weather maps and numerical weather charts predictions suggest that the storm will move towards west and northwest of Wusta and Dhofar coasts, PACA explained.

PACA added that specialists at the centre are following-up on the development of the storm. However, officials have "advised the public to closely monitor weather bulletins”.

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