Cyclone Shaheen shows it will make landfall between 6 to 10pm

Muscat: The tropical cyclone centers expected to pass this evening at 6-10 pm between the two welayats; Al Musan’ah & Sohar

Latest satellite images and weather charts analysis at the National Multi Hazards Early Warning Center indicates that the tropical cyclone (SHAHEEN) located a longitude 58.3*E and latitude 24.1*N. The tropical cyclone continues to move towards the coastal areas of Oman Sea with estimated surface wind speed around the center 65 to 75 knots (120-139 km/hr)

The cyclone is expected to continue in its movement toward the coast of north AL Batinah. The direct impacts will start at today Sunday morning time including strong winds (40-60) knots and heavy rain ranging between 200 and 500 millimeters causing sever flash floods over Governorates of North Al Batinah. South Al Batinah. Muscat, Al Dhahira, Al Buraimi, Al Dakhilya and the coastal areas of South Al Sharqiya. The influences may extend to the Governorates of Musandam, North and South Al Sharqiya with isolated rain (30-70) 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 Governoraes with maximum wave height ranging between 8 and 12 meters. In addition storm surge might cause sea water inundation over low level coastal areas. The sea state will be moderate to rough along the rest of Omani coasts with maximum wave height between 2 and 4 meters, said in the statement Oman’s CAA

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