Cyclone Shaheen: Here are the places that will be hit in Oman

Oman Sunday 03/October/2021 07:48 AM
By: Times News Service
Cyclone Shaheen: Here are the places that will be hit in Oman
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Muscat: The centre of cyclone Shaheen is about 130 km away from Muscat Governorate and it's continuing in its movement toward the north Al Batinah coast, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.

"Latest satellite images and weather charts analysis at the National Multi Hazards Early Warning Centre indicates that the tropical cyclone (Shaheen) located at longitude 59.3 E and latitude 24.2 N . The tropical cyclone continues to move towards the coastal areas of Oman Sea with estimated surface wind speed around the centre 64 knots (116 km/hr)," CAA said in a warning on tropical cyclone Shaheen.

The direct impact of the cyclone will start on Sunday morning and it will include strong winds (40-60) knots and heavy rain ranging between 200 and 500 mm causing severe flash floods in Governorates of North Al Batinah, South A Batinah, Muscat, Al Dhahira, Al Buraimi Al Dakhiliyah and the coastal areas of South Al Sharqiyah.

The influences may extend to the Govemorates of Musandam, North Al Sharqiyah with isolated rain 30-80 mm and heavy to moderate winds (15-25 knots).

Sea condition is expected to be very rough over the coastal areas between South AI Sharqiyah and Musandam Governorates with maximum wave height ranging between 8 and 12 metres. In addition, storm surge might cause inundation of low-level coastal areas. The sea will be moderate to rough along the rest of Omani coasts with maximum wave height between 2 and 3m..