Unsteady weather ahead in UAE, warns Met

Unsteady weather ahead in UAE, warns Met

Heavy clouds were expected to form over the east of the UAE in the coming days, especially on the eastern mountains.



By Kelly Clarke/staff Reporter

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 1:10 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:18 PM

A labourer resting under the shadow of a tree on a hot and dusty afternoon in Dubai. –KT photo by Mukesh Kamal

Dubai - As tropical storm, Ashobaa, continues to edge its way closer to the shorelines of Oman, sea levels over the east coast of the UAE are set to rise today and tomorrow, said a statement from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) on Tuesday.

Heavy clouds were expected to form over the east of the UAE in the coming days, especially on the eastern mountains, the statement read. In a statement to Khaleej Times on Tuesday, the NCMS said though the impact on the country is expected to be “indirect”, the storm is set to intensify.

Even as the UAE is set to experience some weather disruption as a result of the storm, the Arabian Sea coastline from Oman to Pakistan continues to remain on high alert for a potential tropical cyclone later this week.

“Currently (the) centre of the tropical storm lays on a latitude of 20.3 north and 64.6 east, about 570km from Sur in Oman and 730km from Muscat.”

With surface wind speeds peaking at between 60–80km/hour on Tuesday afternoon, NCMS said it will worsen over the next 24 hours. “It will move further into a severe tropical storm and will move west - northwestwards.”

Latest satellite imagery on Tuesday showed the tropical storm had moved towards the northwest from its original position located west-central of the Arabian Sea, during the latest six hour period.

“It is well known that such weather cases are quickly changeable with high uncertainty, therefore NCMS will keep monitoring this weather case and will keep all those concerned updated.” - kelly@khaleejtimes.com


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