No direct effect on UAE from tropical storm Luban: NCM
Dubai - The NCM is closely monitoring the situation.
There will be no direct effect on the UAE from tropical storm Luban in the next five days, affirmed the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).
In its latest update on the weather condition, the NCM said, "The tropical storm in the west of the Arabian Sea, located at a latitude 14.7 N and longitude 57.3 E, 430 km east-southeast from Salalah, 430 km east-northeast from Socotra, is moving at speed 5 km/hour. Wind speed around the center is reaching 100 to 118 km/hour. The tropical storm is expected to continue moving west-northwest toward the Omani and Yemeni coasts. The wind speed around the center will be 110 to 118 km/h during the upcoming 24 hours."
The center of the storm will cross the land next Sunday. The NCM is closely monitoring the situation on the hour and will provide updates accordingly.
The NCM has urged the public to follow NCM's official reports and avoid spreading any rumours.
Meanwhile, the weather in the UAE will be fair today. Light to moderate winds will blow in general and may cause blowing of dust over some exposed areas. The maximum temperature recorded in the country stood at 40.6°C on Friday.
The sea will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in the Oman sea.