Pakistan, India, Oman on Alert for Tropical Cyclone Nilofar

Tropical Cyclone Nilofar developed on Saturday in the middle of the Arabian Sea and will bring impacts to parts of Oman, Pakistan and India this week.

Cyclone Nilofar Karachi

The combination of warm ocean waters and relatively low wind shear will allow for some further strengthening through late Tuesday and Wednesday.

Nilofar has already reached an intensity which is the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane.


Nilofar will continue on a northwest track through Tuesday before taking a turn toward the north and then east-northeast during the middle and latter part of the week. Nilofar’s projected turn toward the north and northeast will keep the center of the cyclone east of Oman with only the outer fringes of the storm bringing gusty winds and downpours to the far eastern part of the country. – Accuweather