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Arabian Sea Cyclone 04A Drenches Coast of Oman November 11, 2011
CIMSS Satellite Loop
Poorly organized Cyclone 04A can be seen spinning off the coast of Oman late Wednesday.
Tropical Storm 04A became the second such cyclone to form over the Arabian Sea, south of Oman, within one week.

The spirling bands of the storm brought locally heavy rain and flash flooding to the coast of Oman, according to the Times of Oman.

Officials said that at least 15 people died during heavier rains brought by Cyclone Keila last week.

Such storms have become more frequent an penetrated deeper into the Gulf of Aden in recent years, according to meteorologists.

A new study says that mounting air pollution across the Indian subcontinent is responsible for the strengthening of cyclones in the Arabian Sea.

Cyclone 04A Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS