Rescheduled flights and WFH for Oman residents due to the severity of Cyclone Shaheen
Announced by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) on Saturday, Tropical Storm Shaheen has intensified into a “Category 1” tropical cyclone and will hit regions in the UAE and Oman. The storm has swept the coast of Oman and since then parts of the country have ravaged rain of varying intensities and flash flooding.
Since the cyclone warning, Oman has declared Sunday and Monday public holidays due to the extreme climate conditions being observed. The country on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula has been dealing with landslides, flooding, strong winds and torrential rain since Saturday afternoon.
As a result, a number of flights to and from Muscat International Airport were rescheduled
⚠️ PLEASE NOTE: Due to exceptional weather conditions, some inbound and outbound flights at Muscat International Airport have been rescheduled according to the times specified. pic.twitter.com/ZbzTebjMy9
– Oman Air (@omanair) October 3, 2021
This would be the second tropical storm in recorded history to pass through the Gulf of Oman. pulls
The previous storm hit Muscat in 1890.
⚠️ Only the second cyclone in the modern record is about to enter the Gulf of Oman…
— Scott Duncan (@ScottDuncanWX) October 2, 2021
Educational institutions will operate normally in Dubai, but public schools in Hatta will switch to distance learning on Sunday and Monday
This was announced by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management of Dubai.
Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management confirms that educational institutions will operate normally, with the exception of public schools in Hatta, where distance learning will take place on Sundays and Mondays. pic.twitter.com/GhhKUKCw0h
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 2, 2021
Authorities are monitoring developments related to Cyclone Shaheen and are taking all precautions to keep the community safe
— Adnan Al-Maamari (@omanbiladi1) October 2, 2021
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has warned UAE residents to avoid beaches, valleys and coastal areas for the next 24 hours.
– World_Weather ⚡️ (@Arab_Storms) October 3, 2021
In the UAE, the eastern coasts will be most affected by the tropical storm. Regions in Al Ain and Hatta will also expect light showers and high winds until Tuesday 5 October
The UAE embassy in Oman warned Emirati citizens visiting or staying in the country to stay alert to the cyclone and to stay away from coastal areas and valleys
Emiratis in Oman are advised to call 9999, +96824400000 or +97180044444 in case of emergency.
it’s been raining like everything since 3 o’clock, also very windy….#cycloneshahen hits hard, prayers for the safety of everyone in low and coastal areas of #Oman…..#shaheen #golf pic.twitter.com/gFWWhVfCTR
— FAM (@faisalmalix1) October 3, 2021
High waves were seen on Mutrah Boulevard in Muscat on Saturday, Oct. 2, as Cyclone Shaheen hit parts of the country
Authorities warned that strong winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour are expected
— National Center for Meteorology (@NCMS_media) October 2, 2021