Abu Dhabi: The National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, has issued a statement advising the public that the tropical depression formed in the Bengal Gulf and moving toward the southeast of the Arabian Sea shall not affect the UAE.
According to the centre, the tropical depression formed in the Bengal Gulf began moving this morning from Southern India heading towards the southeast of the Arabian Sea. “It is located at a latitude of 9.8 degrees North and longitude 73.7 degrees East, and moving Westward at speed 18km/hr, with wind speeds around the centre ranging from 55 to 65km/hr accompanied with rainy clouds,” the NCM added.
The centre said that it is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates accordingly. It urged members of the public to follow up with reports issued by NCM and ignoring rumours dispersed via social networking sites.