Times of Oman
Dec 02, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 05:51 AM GMT
Oman Weather: Arabian Sea depression weakens, veers off towards Pakistan coast
June 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Muscat: Depression over the Arabian Sea weakened into a well marked low pressure area, according to Oman's Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation (DGMAN) and Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).

The indirect impact of this tropical system, however, will continue with chances of scattered rains over Al Sharqiya, Al Wusta, and Al Hajar mountains during the next 24 hours, said a senior official of the DGMAN.

Meanwhile, the Committee of Exceptional Weather Systems met under the chairmanship of Dr Mohammed bin Naseer Al Zaabi, CEO of Public Authority for Civil Aviation, to evaluate the latest position of tropical weather system "Nanauk."

The officials studied the forecast, satellite images and concluded that there would be no direct impact of this system on Oman. The committee has finally declared the end of the tropical weather system "Nanauk."

However, winds with speeds reaching up to 30-40 kmph would prevail along the coastal areas during the next 24 hours. Sea conditions would be rough in some parts of Oman during this period.

According to the Pakistan Metrological Department, tropical cyclone 02A (Nanauk) remained almost stationary for more than six hours on Saturday.

This system is likely to move towards Pakistan during the next 24 hours with maximum sustained wind speed of 30-40 knots, gusting up to 50 knots.

The cyclone is expected to weaken further and dissipate over the Arabian Sea in the next couple of days, the Pakistan Metrological Department added.

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