Tropical depression: PACA issues another alert for Oman

Oman Sunday 31/May/2020 08:37 AM
By: Times News Service
Tropical depression: PACA issues another alert for Oman

Muscat: The Public Authority for Civil Aviation, (PACA) has issued alert number four on Tropical depression over Arabian Sea.

PACA said in its alert : "The latest weather chart and the analysis of the National Center for Multi Hazards Early Warning Centre indicate that the tropical depression located over the coastal areas of Dhofar governorate, with estimated surface wind speed around the centre between 15 and 23 knots, could move to the west in coming hours."

PACA pointed out, "Continuous heavy rain of around 100-200mm during next 24 hours associated with fresh, strong winds with flooding over low and coastal areas and increase in Wadis flow with reduction in horizontal visibility."

"Chance of cloud advection and isolated rain (10-30 mm) over the southern parts of Al Wusta governorate. Sea conditions will be rough along governorates of Dhofar (waves height of up to 4-5metres), Al Wusta and South Al Sharqiyah (3 metres)."

"PACA advises the public to take precautions and stay away from low lying areas, avoid crossing wadis and avoid venturing into the sea," the statement added.