Cyclone Shaheen now closer to Oman, 130 km away from Muscat

Muscat: Cyclone Shaheen now closer to Oman, 130 km away from Muscat

In a statement Oman CAA said: The latest satellite images  and weather charts analysis at the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center indicates that the Tropical Cyclone (SHAHEEN) located at latitude at longitude 59.3.7*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 center 64 knots (116 km/hr). The center of the cyclone is about 130 km away from Muscat Governorate.

The cyclone is expected to continue in its movement towards the coast of north al Batinah. The direct impacts will start today Sunday morning time including strong winds (40-60) knots and heavy rain ranging between 200 to 500 millimeters causing sever flash floods over Governorates of North Al Batinah. South Al Batinah. Muscat , Al Dhahaira. Al Buraimi, Al Dakhliya and the coastal areas of South Al Sharqiya. The influences may extend to the Governorates of Musandam, North Al Sharqiya with isolated rain (30-80) millimeters and heavy to moderate winds (15-25 knots).

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

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