Hurricanes affect the Arabian Peninsula, especially the areas bordering the Arabian Sea, and there are 60 tropical cyclones (tropical cyclone) that struck the Arabian Peninsula. Oman and Yemen were affected by these cyclones in particular, in addition to those located near the Bay of Bengal off the eastern coast of India, and these storms resulted in losses estimated at at least $ 8.3 billion USD and 1,693 deaths. The main cause of tropical cyclone damage in the Arabian Peninsula is due to the floods.
Gonu was the strongest storm recorded in the Arabian Sea in 2007 and the strongest on land. It was classified as the strongest and most destructive tropical cyclone in the Sultanate of Oman, leaving losses estimated at $ 4.2 billion and killing nearly 50 people. Hundreds of people in the UAE were forced to evacuate due to the high waves of Gonu and the storm later crossed the Gulf of Oman and struck Iran.
It is the second strongest tropical cyclone to form after Cyclone Gonu , which started to form on May 31, 2010 and was classified as a Category Four hurricane due to its strength, which was greatly increased due to the decrease in air pressure over the sea, and the wind speed reached 235 km / h on June 1, 2010. Hurricane Feet caused slightly weaker losses and damages, amounting to $ 780 million and 24 deaths while crossing eastern Oman.
On November 1, 2015, Hurricane Chabala struck the Yemeni island of Socotra, which is the second strongest tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean and one of the most powerful hurricanes that reached land in the Arabian Sea. It is in a low pressure area in the Arabian Sea, then the next day it turned into a very severe hurricane Large amounts of rain caused floods and torrential torrents, and the storm severely damaged 444 homes and destroyed major roads in Hadhramaut Governorate. Nationally, the storm displaced more than 50,000 people, including 18,000 in Socotra. Chappala was hit in the midst of a continuing civil war.
Hurricanes that struck the Arabian Peninsula in the past decade of 2010 alone reached 12 hurricanes, ranging from a tropical depression to a Category Four hurricane.