Tropical cyclone Nilofar 'will not impact UAE weather'

National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology plays down impact of storm heading for Oman coast
Tropical cyclone Nilofar 'will not impact UAE weather'
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 27 Oct 2014 08:44 PM

Tropical cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to hit the coast of Oman in the next few days, will not directly impact the weather in the UAE, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said on Monday.

The tropical storm originated from the centre of the Indian Ocean and is now at latitude 14.9 N and longitude 62 E, and is currently about 880 kilometres from the Omani coast, news agency WAM reported.

In the past 24 hours, the storm began a track toward southeast the Arabian Sea, and will continue to move southwest to the coast of Oman, the forecasters said in a statement.

Winds of speeds of up to 125 km/h generated by the cyclone will cause the Gulf of Oman to be rough from Tuesday night to Thursday and may also affect the Arabian Gulf.

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