Muscat: Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been issuing alerts about the tropical situation formed in the Arabian Sea.
The most recent alert has indicated that the developments of the tropical situation in the Arabian Sea is classified as a tropical storm with the ability to turn into a tropical cyclone within the next 12 hours, reports a leading Arabic news website.
The authority stated that the wind speed around the centre is 34-47 knots, while its centre is 1,670 km from the coast of the Sultanate of Oman. The cyclone is named Tauktae, pronounced TauTe in Myanmar language, and it means gecko (lizard).
The CAA has also advised the general public to keep abreast of the development in this regard by following the verified official handles of weather authority. This part of the year is generally characterized by formation of depression and low-pressure conditions over Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, the effect of which is felt in various parts of Oman as well.
Oman has had a fair share of tropical storms in the past. In 2019 a very severe cyclonic storm Hikaa hit the eastern part of Oman and one year before that, cyclone Mekkunu passed through the southern region of Oman, Dhofar. But the severest of all was the tropical cyclone Gonu that was ranked as one of the strongest to have formed in Arabian Sea in June 2007.