Courtesy of HH, we all have Saturday off. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO WHAT IS THE CYCLONE DOING NOW?
Heavy rainfall has continued to fall over some parts of Masirah Island and parts of coastal areas of Al-Sharqiya region in the past hours associated with winds up to 70km/hr. Latest Satellite images and numerical weather prediction charts indicate the tropical cyclone PHET is centered over west Arabian Sea has moved further towards North West direction. It's center is currently located near latitude 19.3 degrees North and longitude 59.3 degrees east. PHET is around 160 km away from Masirah Island. Maximum sustained wind speed around the center is estimated to be around 180 km/h and by which it is still classified as Category 3.
The cyclone is expected to enter the land from the area between Adoqum and Masirah Island which will affect mainly the Masirah Island and the regions of Al-sharqiya and Al-wusta with about 2 meters of storm surge over the coastal areas .
The rainy convective clouds of this cyclone (PHET) expected to extend to affect Governates of Muscat and Al-buraimi and regions of, AlDhakhlia and AlBhatinah and Al-Dhaerah within the next 48 hours.
The Directorate request People in the affected areas are to take precautions on the low lands from flowing Wadis because of the heavy rain and Fishermen are also advised to be precautious as seas are expected to be rough along the
-Civil Aviation Affairs
Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation (DGMAN)
Department of Forecasting and Observing Practices