Tropical storm Shaheen to cause severe flash floods over Muscat, Batinah, is about 500km away from Muscat : Oman CAA

tropical cyclone shaheen / Oman
tropical cyclone shaheen / Oman

Muscat: The Civil Aviation Authority issues alert (2) on the tropical cyclone shaheen to cause severe flash floods over Muscat, Batinah, is about 500km away from Muscat.

In a statement said CAA: Latest satellite images and weather charts analysis at the National Multi Hazards Early Warning Center indicates that the tropical storm (Shaheen) is intensify into tropical cyclone (category 1) and located at longitude 63.5*E and latitude 23.4*N. The tropical cyclone continue to move towards the coastal areas of Oman Sea with cyclone is about 500 km away from Muscat Governorate and the closest convective clouds band associated with the cyclone is about 350km.

The system is expected to move towards the coastal areas from Muscat to north Al Batinah governroates. The cyclone is expected to directly impact the coastal areas from Muscat to north Al Batinah governorates starting from tomorrow Sunday morning time including strong winds and heavy rain ranging between 200 and 600 millimeters casting sever floods over Governorates of North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah, Muscat, Al Dhahira, Al Buraimi and Al Dakhliya may extend to the Governorates of Musandam North Al Sharqiya and South Al Sharqiya.

Sea condition is expected gradually to be vary rough over the coastal areas between South Al-Sharqiya to Musandam Governorate 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 rough along the rest of Omani coasts with maximum wave height between 3.0 and 5 meters.

The Civil Aviation Authority advices the public to take proper precautions, stay away from the low lying areas and avoid crossing wadis. The Authority also advices the fisherman and sea goers to avoid venture into the sea and follow latest and update bulletins from the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre, said CAA

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