Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Friday, November 2, 2007

No Significant Signs of Cyclone ‘05a’ Approaching Fujairah

In the twilight this morning, looking down toward Oman, the sky looked dark and angry.

No real wind to speak of but as the sun rose its rays lit up the dark clouds in a fiery blaze.

The word is that the cyclone has been weakening over the south of Oman, has been downgraded to a tropical depression and is not likely to be a potent force like its predecessor, Cyclone Gonu that arrived in June 2007.

The name of this cyclone was ‘05a’. How uncreative can you get! The list of names like Gonu, Helen, Chapala etc has been worked out until 2009 so how did ‘05a’ receive a name that was so unimaginative?

Geoff Pound

Images: The Kalba sky this morning, looking south to Oman.

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