UAE National Meteorological Center issues updates on ‘Cyclone Shaheen’


ABU DHABI- The National Meteorological Center (NCM) announced that tropical cyclone Shaheen centered in the northern Arabian Sea at latitude 24.2 N and longitude 58.6 E, resulted in the formation of different types of clouds accompanied by rainy convective clouds of different intensity and strong winds over the Arabian Sea with a speed around the center of 120 to 140 km / h. The speed of movement of the cyclone is 12 km / h in a west-southwest direction.

The Center further said that the movement of Tropical Cyclone Shaheen is expected to continue towards the shores of the Sultanate of Oman over the next 24 hours.

In a statement, NCM said: “By Sunday afternoon and evening, parts of the country will be affected by the spreading tropical situation, particularly the eastern regions, which include the Al region. Ain and the southern regions and extending to some central regions. regions, where convective clouds will increase, associated with rains of different intensity that lead to flash floods in the valleys and torrents and water will accumulate over some low elevation areas.

“The winds will be cool to strong, causing dust and sand to rise, which will reduce horizontal visibility, especially with convective cloud activity.

“The sea condition in the Arabian Sea will become choppy to very choppy, which will cause seawater to enter the eastern coastal areas into low-lying areas, and the sea will occasionally be choppy towards north in the Arabian Gulf. ” The National Meteorological Center said it is monitoring the tropical situation 24 hours a day and calls on the public to follow bulletins and reports issued by it and to follow instructions and warnings from the relevant authorities.

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