Picture courtesy: NCM
The tropical cyclone hurtling across the Arabian Sea has now intensified with an estimated wind speed of 170 km/hr, the UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) announced on Monday.
Now classified as a category 2 cyclone, Maha is forecast to cause “rough seas and water surge” over the UAE’s east coast during the period of high tide from Monday to Wednesday.
الإعصار المداري #مها يتحول إلى الدرجة الثانية في وسط بحر العرب مع سرعة رياح حول مركزه تصل 170 كم/س #بحر_العرب #حالة_مدارية
Tropical Cyclone #Maha intensifying to cat.2 in the center of Arabian Sea with esti ated wind speed around the center reach 170 km/hr #tropical_situation pic.twitter.com/meMu21Aovh
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) November 4, 2019
The east coast of Oman is also expected to be affected by the cyclone.
Cyclone Maha is expected to “recurve” towards the northwest by Tuesday, NCM stated. The centre is closely monitoring the situation.
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) November 3, 2019
— مركز العاصفة (@Storm_centre) November 3, 2019
Across the rest of the UAE, the weather will remain partly cloudy on Monday. It is expected to become humid by night and Tuesday morning over some coastal and internal areas, with a probability of fog or mist formation.
Temperatures will range between highs of 35 degrees in the internal areas to lows of 14 degrees in the mountains, the NCM said.
Wind speeds may reach up to 40 km/hr over the coastal areas and islands, it added.