UAE Expects Indirect Impact from Cyclone Tej with Rain Forecast
Over the next 24 hours, Cyclone Tej is forecast to intensify into a category 3 cyclone. This means that it will continue to strengthen and could potentially reach wind speeds of up to 190 kilometers per hour. As it progresses into a more powerful cyclone, it may pose greater weather-related challenges and risks, necessitating continued vigilance and preparation by affected regions.
Cyclone Tej and its Impact
The UAE is anticipating an "indirect effect" from Cyclone Tej, currently intensifying in the Arabian Sea, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) announced. The cyclone is predicted to bring moisture from the sea into the UAE, causing cumulus clouds and accompanying rain in some parts of the country.
Cyclone Tej's Current Status
Cyclone Tej is currently classified as a category 2 cyclone, with wind speeds ranging from 165 to 175 km/h. However, it is expected to strengthen into a category 3 cyclone in the next 24 hours, with wind speeds reaching up to 190 km/h. The NCM is continuously monitoring the situation and has urged residents not to spread unverified information.
Direct Impact on Oman
While the UAE is expected to experience indirect effects from Cyclone Tej, Oman is bracing for a direct impact. Heavy rainfall and flash floods are anticipated in several regions of Oman, with the Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates expected to be the first to be affected. The peak of the cyclone's impact is forecasted for October 23 and 24.
Precautions and Holiday Declarations
In response to the impending cyclone, Omani authorities have taken precautions, declaring holidays for public and private sector employees in some areas. Schools have also been temporarily shut down in anticipation of the cyclone's arrival.
Safety measures for Emiratis in Oman
The UAE Embassy in Muscat has issued safety advisories for Emiratis living in Oman, encouraging them to follow local authorities' safety instructions. As the situation evolves, both countries are closely monitoring the cyclone and taking appropriate steps to ensure the safety of their residents.
As the cyclone progresses, it is important for residents to stay updated on weather forecasts and heed any official advisories issued by local authorities to mitigate the potential impact of Cyclone Tej.