Times of Oman
Nov 26, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 05:54 AM GMT
Oman weather: Arabian Sea depression to have little impact on Sultanate, says meteorology department
June 9, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Gelane acquired by NASA on February 19, 2010. For representation purpose only. Photo courtesy - Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Muscat: A low pressure area has formed in the eastern Arabian Sea, a senior official of the Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation (DGMAN) said on Monday, adding it was being monitored.

"No direct impact is expected on Oman's skies in the next 96 hours," he claimed.

The low pressure may gain strength due to the presence of a very warm pool of water over the next 36 to 48 hours and make a landfall on Friday or Saturday morning. "But we are not sure about the direction it will take," the official said.

This comes after some social networking sites said that a low pressure formed over the Arabian Sea is going to intensify into a big cyclone and will hit Oman coast on June 14.

"Recent weather charts show there is good chance of formation of a tropical depression near the Indian coast during the next 48 hours," the DGMAN said in a statement.

The official stressed that the DGMAN closely tracks the weather condition on a daily basis. The DGMAN has urged the citizens and residents to follow only official versions of weather forecasts.

"People should verify information and follow daily weather broadcasts," the official added.

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