Classification: Tropical Cyclone (Shaheen)
Issuing time: 01:00 AM LST
Date: 2nd October 2021
Issue number: 3
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 (category1) and located at longitude 63.5°E and latitude 23.4°N. The tropical cyclone continues to move towards the coastal areas of Oman Sea with estimated surface wind speed around the center between 64 to 82 knots (118 to 151 km/hr). The center of the cyclone is about 500 km away from Muscat Governorate and the closest convective clouds band associated with the cyclone is about 350 km.
The system is expected to move towards the coastal areas from Muscat to north Al Batinah governorates. 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 causing severe flash 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 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 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 fishermen and sea goers to avoid venture into the sea and follow latest and updated bulletins from the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre.
Note: The alert will be updated every 12 hours.
National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre
The Directorate General of Meteorology
Civil Aviation Authority