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Severe Cyclonic Storm "Hikaa" about to hit Oman with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain

Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" is expected to cross Oman coast close to Duqm around 15:00 UTC on September 24, 2019 as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed 110 - 120 km/h (68 - 75 mph) and gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), according to RSMC New Delhi. Storm...

September 24, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" to make landfall in Oman on September 24

Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" formed September 22, 2019, over the Arabian Sea as the 5th named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. On the forecast track, Hikaa is expected to make landfall in Oman on September 24. The season's first named...

September 23, 2019

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Heavy rain hits Oman, claiming at least 6 lives

A low pressure system over the Arabian Peninsula dropped heavy rain on Oman from May 18 to 22, 2019, leaving at least 6 people dead. Oman authorities launched a massive search and rescue operation on May 18 after flash floods swept away a vehicle with 7 people...

May 24, 2019

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Severe Cyclonic Storm "Luban" nearly stationary in Arabian Sea, landfall expected in Yemen

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Luban" is currently nearly stationary cyclone over westcentral Arabian Sea. Its center is located about 500 km (310 miles) ESE of Salalah, Oman, 490 km (304 miles) ENE of Socotra Islands, Yemen and 670 km (416 miles) ESE of...

October 11, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Mekunu" slams into Oman as strongest in recorded history, dumps nearly 3 years' worth of rain in one day

Tropical Cyclone "Mekunu" slammed into Oman around 20:00 UTC on Friday, May 25, 2018 as the first Category 3 hurricane equivalent to hit the region in recorded history. The storm dumped nearly three years' worth of rain in landfall area and left at...

May 26, 2018

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8 missing as unusual TC Mekunu hits Socotra, Yemen, landfall expected close to Salalah, Oman

At least 8 people are missing and hundreds were evacuated as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Mekunu" ravaged Yemen's island of Socotra on Wednesday night, May 23, 2018. Mekunu is another unusual tropical cyclone to form in the Arabian Sea within 10 days....

May 24, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Mekunu" forms, landfall expected over Oman - Yemen border region

Tropical Storm 02A, internationally known as Mekunu, formed May 22, 2018 over the Southwest Arabian Sea as the second named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is strengthening on its way toward the southwestern coast of Oman and eastern...

May 22, 2018

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Heavy rain, severe flooding hits Oman

Heavy rain has been affecting northeastern Oman since December 16, 2017, causing severe floods and bringing traffic to a standstill. According to local media reports, as of December 18, three people were reported dead in Saham and Fariq towns and 120 more have been...

December 18, 2017

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Record-low temperatures over a large part of Oman

For the first time since records began, temperatures in Oman's Musandam Governorate dipped as low as 5 °C (41 °F) on February 4, 2017. The same weather setup produced record-low temperatures in southwestern Qatar and relatively rare snow and freezing...

February 09, 2017

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Heavy rain, major flash flooding hit Oman

A deep depression dumped heavy rain on northern parts of Oman on April 8, 2016, claiming lives of two people and causing widespread flood damage. "Despite repeated warnings by Omani authorities, two Omanis were killed when their vehicle was swept away by flood...

April 09, 2016

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Severe weather hits UAE and Oman: thunderstorms, large hail and severe flooding

Low pressure area passing from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman to southeastern Iran produced thunderstorms, fierce winds, large hail and severe flooding on March 9, 2016. The storm system is expected to advance to the north across Afghanistan and Pakistan...

March 09, 2016

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Chapala" to make landfall over central Yemen by November 2

Chapala, now an extremely severe cyclonic storm, equivalent to a category 4 hurricane, is steadily approaching Yemen. The system's strength is currently decreasing, however it is still expected to make landfall over central Yemen with hurricane force by November...

November 01, 2015

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Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" to bring heavy rains and strong winds to Yemen and Oman

Another tropical system has formed in the Arabian Sea, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported. Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" developed on October 28, 2015 and became a hurricane only 24 hours afterward. Chapala is currently approaching Yemen at 14.8...

October 30, 2015