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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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Mountainside collapse in Oman leaves several people trapped

Several people are feared trapped under rubble after a mountainside collapsed on them in Samail Province, Oman on October 19, 2017. According to a statement from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA), preliminary information indicates the...

October 20, 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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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

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Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" reached its peak intensity

Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" in Arabian Sea has likely reached its peak intensity. It is currently the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph) with gusts up to 232 km/h (145 mph).The system is moving northward at

October 29, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" intensifies in Arabian Sea, aims Pakistan and India

Tropical Cyclone "Nilofar" continues to intensify in Arabian Sea and is now a Category 2 storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 168 km/h (105 mph) with gusts up to 204 km/h (127 mph). It is currently moving north-northwestward at speed of 11 km/h (7

October 28, 2014

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Tropical Cyclone "Nanauk" intensifies in Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 02A, formed in the Arabian Sea on June 10, 2014, consolidated and strengthened into a tropical storm named "Nanauk" by June 11th. Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) expect Nanauk to continue strengthening for another d

June 12, 2014

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Dust storm over Iran

A dust storm can be seen spreading over eastern Iran and western Pakistan and over Arabian Sea. The dust blows southward, over the coast of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz. Dust plumes captured by MODIS/Terra satellite on January 17, 2013

January 18, 2013

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Shamal and dust storms over Southwest Asia

Dust blows off the coast of Iran and over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. In winter time dust storms are associated chiefly with the passage of westerly depressions in this region.This dust storm may be connected to a local phenomenon known as the

January 14, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Five (05A) over the Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone Five developed from an area of disturbed weather southwest of the Cape Comorin of India and became a Tropical Cyclone on November 26. It tracked to the northwest and strengthened briefly before encountering heavy wind aloft, and began to weaken.

December 01, 2011

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Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

A dense wall of dust barreled across the Arabian Peninsula on March 26 - 27, 2011. The massive storm stretches more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) across the peninsula, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. This pair of images...

March 28, 2011