Shaheen Cyclone causing rains with strong winds in coastal areas of Balochistan

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QUETTA Oct 02,2021-  Shaheen Cyclone in the Arabian Sea has caused intermittent rains with strong winds in the coastal areas of Balochistan.

It is raining intermittently in Omara, Pasni, Gwadar and surrounding areas on Saturday. Rains to continue in Sindh and Balochistan till Sunday.

According to the Meteorological Department, the storm has moved towards the coast of Muscat.

Rain is expected on the coast of Balochistan Saturday and Sunday due to the effects of the storm. All private schools in Gwadar will remain closed today due to rains.

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According to the Meteorological Department, heavy rains lashed Gwadar, Ormara and Pasni last night, while strong winds are blowing and intermittent rains are prevailing.

The Meteorological Department also said that heavy rains were continuing in and around Turbat.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued another advisory — the final alert – regarding tropical storm “Shaheen”, stating that it will likely move west-northwestwards by tomorrow evening after which it is likely to recurve southwestward and head to Muscat, Oman.

National Center of Meteorology of UAE said “The tropical depression deepened to tropical cyclone Shaheen in the northeast of the Arabian Sea along the Indian-Pakistani coasts on Friday, and centered at 23.3 degrees north latitude and 64.4 degrees east longitude, accompanied with different types of clouds associated with rainy convective clouds with different intensities and strong winds over Arabian sea with a speed at the center from 65 to 115 km/h,” the Met office said.

“The tropical storm is expected to deepen into a category 1 tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours, and the tropical situation will continue to move towards Oman coasts.”

On the impact over the UAE, the NCM said: “It is expected that the eastern coast will be affected from Saturday night with a storm surge, especially with the period of high tide at low areas.

From Sunday afternoon and evening, some regions of the country will be affected with the extension of the tropical situation, especially the eastern and southern regions, where convective clouds will be associated with rain in different intensity that leads to flash floods in the valleys and torrents, and water will accumulate in some low-lying areas.”


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