A handout photo made available by NASA Earth Observatory shows a satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Hikaa moving over Oman, 24 September 2019 (issued 25 September 2019).
After encountering the coast of Oman and the dry air over the peninsula, the storm continued moving westward and weakened.
Forecasters predicted heavy rainfall in some coastal areas, and officials advised people to stay away from low-lying areas. They also warned that rough seas could be dangerous for fishing boats.
Photo: EPA-EFE/NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY