Cyclone Shaheen: Landfall expected soon

Oman Sunday 03/October/2021 14:10 PM
By: Times News Service
Cyclone Shaheen: Landfall expected soon

Muscat: The center of tropical storm Shaheen is around 120 km from the crossing point, and the diameter of the eye of the cyclone is between 11 and 14 km currently. It is expected that the eye of the cyclone will reach land between 6 and 9 pm in the evening today.

Muhammad Al Mashaikhi, a meteorologist at the Civil Aviation Authority, indicated that rainfall will continue to remain between medium and heavy in the Governorate of Muscat, while the governorates of South and North Al Batinah will be affected by very heavy rain and high speed winds during the landfall.

He expected that the situation would enter the degree of a tropical cyclone upon touching the land, and this is very likely. He expressed his hope that its intensity would decrease after entering land, turning into a tropical storm that will help mitigate its impact.

He stated that the highest wind speed recorded in the monitoring stations of the Civil Aviation Authority is about 55 km per hour, and wind gusts are about 75 km per hour.