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Tropical cyclone Shaheen likely to make landfall between 6-9pm

3 Oct 2021 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

The latest satellite images and analysis of the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center show that tropical cyclone Shaheen currently lies at 24.1 degrees north and 58.3 degrees east, and continues its movement towards the coasts of the South and North Batinah governorates.

The eye of the tropical cyclone is about 65km from the Governorate of Muscat, 110km from the Wilayat of Mussanah, and 190km from the Wilayat of Sohar, while the wind speed around the center is estimated at 65 to 75 knots (120-139km/h).

The eye of Shaheen is about 120km from its landfall, while its diameter is between 11 to 14km. It is expected that the eye of the cyclone will reach land between 6-9pm today.

It is expected that the intensity of the cyclone will decrease upon touching the land.

The maximum wind speed recorded in the monitoring stations of the Civil Aviation Authority is about 55km/h, and wind gusts are about 75km/h.

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