A storm is brewing in the Arabian sea

UAE, Oman and India are on high alert
ByAriel Robinson Monday , 12 October 2015
A storm is brewing in the Arabian sea
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UAE, Oman and India are on high alert

Following last weeks foggy weather, a tropical depression is now brewing in the Middle East and is on its way to UAE, Oman and India.

The UAE’s weather office has said that so far there are "no immediate signs" of tropical depression to affect the country over the next 4 - 5 days, but to keep a watchful eye out.

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) stated: “As per our current forecasts, there are no signs the tropical depression could affect the UAE over the next 4 - 5 days. We are monitoring the situation every three hours as it moves westwards with wind speeds averaging 50km per hour.”

However the storm is currently 1,200km off the coastline and Omani residents are being told to watch out for updates from the Met office for any updates.

The Indian Met Department have warned fishermen to stay clear of deep waters off its south-eastern coastline, saying: “The deep depression over east central Arabian Sea moved slightly northward with a speed of 5km per hour during past six hours and lay centred at over east central Arabian Sea, about 490km west of Goa and 530km south-southwest of Mumbai,” the update said. “Strong wind speed reaching 30-40km per hour gusting to 50km per hour would prevail along and off Konkan, Goa, south Gujarat and Karnataka coasts during next 24 hours. Sea condition would be rough,” it said.

The US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Centre has stated that it is closely monitoring the weather system, estimating the maximum wave height could reach a whopping 10 feet.

Stay safe, people!

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