A tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea, which is edging closer towards Oman’s coastline, will affect the weather in the UAE. Some parts of the UAE would experience rainy and thundery conditions following the aftereffects of the cyclone this weekend.
Dubbed ‘Cyclone Mekunu’, the Dubai Municipality’s weather forecast system has predicted that the tropical depression could likely bring with it rain, thunder and heavy winds from Friday through to Saturday evening across some parts of the UAE, especially Dubai.
Winds are reportedly set to reach speeds of more than 50kpm/h.
Oman is set to be hit worst by the cyclone, with some parts of the country feeling its impact from Thursday. A spokesperson from the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) told Khaleej Times “water circulation” would develop in the atmosphere following the cyclone, which would affect some areas of the country – mostly mountainous ones.
“The vapour will bring with it a chance of rainy thunderstorms over the eastern and southern parts of the UAE. Heavy clouds and fresh winds will develop too,” added the spokesperson.
The cyclone is currently moving towards the north of the Arabian sea and will likely hit Oman on the night of May 25 and the morning of May 26. “Once it reaches the Oman coast, it will weaken gradually and will move away from its feeding source.