NMHEWS Issues Alert No. 1 on Arabian Sea Weather

Muscat, The latest charts and satellite

imageries of the National Multi Hazard Early Warning System

(NMHEWS) showed development of the tropical storm into Tropical

Cyclone (Category 1) with surface winds speed ranging between 65 to

75 knots (117 to 135 km/h). The centre located at latitude 11.4N and

longitude 55.9E around 570 km away from Salalah city while the

nearest convective clouds to Sadah coasts are 80 km.

Latest weather maps and numerical prediction charts show that

the tropical system will intensify to Tropical Cyclone (Category 2) within

36 hours, with chances of clouds advection with isolated rains from this

evening, 23 May 2018 and likely to approach Dhofar and Al Wusta

coasts on Friday and Saturday leading to very severe thunderstorms

associated with fresh and strong gale wind. The sea state will be rough

along Dhofar and Al Wusta coastal areas with maximum wave height

between 5.0 to 8.0 meters and rough along South A’Sharqiyah coasts

with maximum wave height between 3.0 to 4.0 meters.

The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) advices all to follow

the updated weather bulletins and take precautions by avoiding to

cross wadis and avoiding to venturing into the sea during the period.

Source: Oman News Agency