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Oman unlikely to be affected by low pressure

Oman unlikely to be affected by low pressure

It will turn into a depression in the subsequent 36 hours. However, there will be no influence on the coast of Oman more than the subsequent two days.  

‘It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression during the next 36 hours,’ the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned on Saturday.

The Directorate General of Meteorology Oman also predicted the low pressure to deepen into a tropical depression but with out any influence on the coast of Oman more than the subsequent two days.

According to IMD, the nicely-marked low-pressure region more than east-central and adjoining north-east Arabian Sea off south Gujarat coast and the related cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6km above imply sea level is tilting southwestwards. ‘Under the influence of the system, widespread rainfall with very heavy falls is very likely over Saurashtra and Kutch during the next 48 hours. Also strong winds, speed reaching 40-50kmph, are likely to prevail over northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea, south-west Arabian Sea and south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts during the next 48 hours. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas,’ IMD stated.

According to Skymet Weather, in September, any considerable climate program which types more than the eastern components of the Arabian Sea usually tracks initially towards north-west.

‘Then it moves in a west direction towards the Oman coast. The normal movement of the system is due to the strong easterlies in the upper air in the Arabian Sea. The system will continue to track in a west direction and may reach the Oman coast around September 25. However, before reaching the coast, the system may lose its strength.’

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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