Tropical storm moving northwest will become SEVERE, impact on UAE to be indirect
Expected trajectory of Ashobaa in 36 hours according to the Tropical Storm Risk Centre (Supplied)
The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has said that latest satellite imagery and observations in addition to the weather reports from the main regional centres indicate that the tropical storm ‘Ashobaa’ has in the past six hours moved towards the northwest from its original position of west-central of the Arabian Sea.
Currently, the centre of tropical storm lies at latitude of 20.3N and longitude 64.6 E, about 570km from Sur (Oman) and 730km from Muscat (Oman), with surface wind speed between 60–80km/hour.
NCMS said it will intensify further into a severe tropical storm and move initially west-northwestwards in the next 24 hours.
The impact on the UAE is expected to be indirect. The seas along the east coast of the country will rise by Wednesday night and Thursday morning. An increase in the amount of clouds to the East is expected, especially on the eastern mountains, according to the NCMS.
NCMS says it will keep monitoring this weather case, as it is well known that such cases are highly uncertain and sometimes change quickly.
Courtesy of emirates247.com