Tropical Storm Luban has now deepened into a Category 1 Tropical Cyclone and is likely to develop to a Category 2 within the next 48 hours.
"The latest weather charts and satellite images of the National Multi-Hazard and Early Warning Centre indicate the development of tropical storm Luban to a Category 1 tropical cyclone centered in the southwest of the Arabian Sea. The cyclone is around 700 km away from Salalah city.” - Public Authority for Civil Aviation
The tropical storm continues to move west by northwest towards Dhofar governorate coast and Yemen, the authority added.
By Saturday evening, Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates are expected to be affected by heavy rain and high winds.