Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The center of Cyclone Gonu has moved away from the coast east and northeast of Muscat. Meanwhile, at the Seeb International Airport, near Muscat, the latest weather observations show very heavy rains 6th.June almost throughout the day, with storms and low visibility, strong winds and thunder. As Jim(Accuweather) says correctly," the waterfront is much stormier, maybe with winds causing structural damage and felling trees." Estimated highest winds are at 75 knots, or 140 kph--a Category-1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Now, Gonu should weaken with the inflow of dry desert air, and within the next 24hrs., show up as a normal rain area east of the Straits of Hormuz.

Danger to life and property is surely possible, from excessive rainfall and flash flooding wherever the storm winds and rains are driven against the highlands off the coast of Oman

The Arabian Sea has become bereft of any significant cloud formation, as of today. But,as is possible, regrouping of the monsoon current can start in 2 days, and the west coast of India should see increase in rainfall subsequently.Till then, for the next few days, the occasional thunderstorm will pop up and dot the interior s of Maharashtra,Karnatak and the southern peninsula India. The west coast areas will too have the odd thunder activity.

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