Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 16 October 2019

Tropical storm headed towards Arabian Gulf, forecasters say

The National Centre of Meteorology said the tropical depression is travelling from the Indian coast

A chart from Windy.com shows the storm moving through the Arabian Sea towards Oman. Courtesy: Windy.com
A chart from Windy.com shows the storm moving through the Arabian Sea towards Oman. Courtesy: Windy.com

A tropical storm expected to hit speeds of up to 75 kilometres per hour is hurtling towards the heart of the Arabian Sea, experts said.

The UAE's National Centre of Meteorology said it is monitoring the movements of the tropical depression.

The NCM said on its official Twitter account that it would provide further updates.

"A formation of tropical depression has been tracked to the northeast of the Arabian Sea close to the coast of India," the NCM said.

On early Sunday evening, it said the storm had an estimated speed of 45kph to 55kph at its centre.

Updated: September 23, 2019 03:51 PM

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