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