Low pressure in Arabian sea: no immediate impact on Oman

Muscat: Tropical low pressure will need several days to develop into a tropical storm and a cyclone, currently no such situation has developed in the sea, officials from Oman Meteorology said.

Moving at a slow pace of 10km/h, it will take more than five days from its first appearance in the sea and subsequent direct impact, the officials told the Observer.

Meanwhile, the Indian met department said that cyclonic circulation lay over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep (India) and Maldives areas extending up to the middle tropospheric level in the morning of today, October 4.

Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to form over the southeast Arabian Sea by tomorrow, October 5, 2018. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression and move northwestwards during the subsequent 36 hours. It is also very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm thereafter and move towards Oman coast.