NMHEWS End of Chapala Direct Impacts

Report
from Government of Oman
Published on 02 Nov 2015 View Original

Muscat, Nov 2 (ONA) --- The Internal Committee for the Management of Adverse Climate Conditions headed by Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser al-Za’abi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) studied the latest developments and analysis of weather charts. Therefore, the Committee announced that there is no possibilities of any direct impact over the Sultanate from the tropical cyclone (Chapala) that passed over the Arabian Sea.

The analysis of Multi-Hazards Early Warning System (NMHEWS) pointed out that local and global numerical weather prediction models agree that the Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" continues to move westwards towards the sisterly Yemeni Republic over the area between the governorates of Hadhramout and Shabwa as Tropical Storm during the next 24 hours.

The NMHEWS still alerts that the sea state over Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates is rough for today and tomorrow with wave height reaching 3 to 5 metres. In addition, advection of clouds associated with isolated rain occasionally thundershower expected over Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates.

The Committee is pleased to express its thanks to all concerned governmental and non-governmental organizations that maintained cooperation while preparing for the adverse climate conditions over the Sultanate. It also valued cooperation of citizens and residents in following-up the reports and updated bulletins issued by the NMHEWS as that led to reducing the impacts of the tropical cyclone, praying to the Almighty to protect Oman and its leader; His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, citizens and residents of this dear country.

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