khaleejtimes - 10/12/2018 7:01:17 PM - GMT (+4 )
There will be no direct effect on the UAE from tropical storm Luban in the next five days, affirmed the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).
In its latest update on the weather condition, the NCM said, "The tropical storm in the west of the Arabian Sea, located at a latitude 14.7 N and longitude 57.3 E, 430 km east-southeast from Salalah, 430 km east-northeast from Socotra, is moving at speed 5 km/hour. Wind speed around the center is reaching 100 to 118 km/hour. The tropical storm is expected to continue moving west-northwest toward the Omani and Yemeni coasts. The wind speed around the center will be 110 to 118 km/h during the upcoming 24 hours."
The center ofthe storm will cross the land next Sunday. The NCM is closely monitoring the situation on the hour and will provide updates accordingly.
The NCM has urged the public to follow NCM's official reports and avoid spreading any rumours.