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Cyclone seen moving closer towards Oman’s coast

A cyclone, initially codenamed #02A, has developed in the Arabian Sea and is seen moving towards the coast of Oman on Tuesday.

The cyclone, which has developed from a low-pressure area over north-east Arabian sea, had intensified into a low-pressure rea on Monday, and is likely to strengthen in the next 24 hours, said weathermen.

As of mid-day on Tuesday, the cyclone is marked in North Arabian Sea centered at latitude 21.5°N and longitude 64° E, according to Skymet Weather.

The system is also likely to strengthen into a deep depression during the next 24 hours, but could also show signs of weakening while drifting away.

Storms are fairly rare in the region, but they’re not unheard of. Cyclones usually form in the Arabian Sea.


The cyclones usualy form June to November in these parts.

The most severe to hit the region was Cyclone Gonu in 2009.

In November 2015, Yemeni authorities on the island of Socotra had evacuated 9,000 people from their homes to other places to take refuge from a cyclone.


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