Cyclone Nanauk near Oman

Over recent years the Arabian Sea in June seems to have waters warm enough (32c) for cyclones to form, just before the sea get churned up and cooled down by the monsoon.

Cyclone Nanauk in the Arabian Sea
Cyclone Nanauk in the Arabian Sea

In June 2007 we had Gonu, in June 2010 it was Phet and now we have Nanauk approaching. Nanauk and Phet formed at about the same period in the approach of the Monsoon;

Cyclone Phet Track
Cyclone Phet Track

as the wind-sheer of the Monsoon increased Cyclone Phet broke up and was blown off its track towards Pakistan. This was the track of Phet, crossing over the Sharquiyah Mountains and on-towards Pakistan.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4