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Cyclone Shaheen Tracker Highlights: Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman, three killed, flights delayed

Shaheen Cyclone: A child who had been swept away by water was found dead and another person was missing.

By: Express Web Desk | Ahmedabad, New Delhi |
Updated: October 4, 2021 7:24:47 am
Cars are seen abandoned on a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat Oman, October 3, 2021. (Reuters)

Cyclone Shaheen Highlights: Tropical Cyclone Shaheen hit land in Oman on Sunday having already killed least three people, its high winds prompting evacuations from coastal areas and delaying flights to and from the capital, Muscat, news agency Reuters reported.

A child who had been swept away by water was found dead, the state news agency said, and another person was missing. Two Asian workers were killed when a hill collapsed on their housing area in an industrial zone, the state news agency reported.

The storm was carrying winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and throwing up waves of up to 10 metres (32 feet), Omani authorities said. Video footage from local broadcasters showed vehicles submerged as people tried to make their way through muddy brown floodwater.

Part of the eyewall of the storm, where the most severe weather occurs, had entered Al Batinah South governorate, the state news agency said. The centre of the storm was expected to cross between Al Musanaa and Al Suwaiq in the evening.

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Oman urges residents to evacuate as tropical storm Shaheen strengthens; Coastal areas in Oman, capital Muscat expected to be impacted.

22:34 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen downgraded to tropical storm after landfall: Oman meteorology service

Cyclone Shaheen was downgraded to a tropical storm after it had hit land in Oman, the local meteorology service said in a tweet on Sunday. The state of Suwaiq is witnessing torrential rains due to the tropical storm. Electricity has been cut off as precautionary measure in some parts of the state, Oman's official news agency said. (Reuters)

22:04 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen hit Oman, killing at least three people and prompting authorities to delay flights to and from the capital Muscat. Authorities also urged residents to evacuate coastal areas.

21:03 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Shaheen’ over Gulf of Oman and neighbourhood: IMD

Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Shaheen’ over Gulf of Oman & neighbourhood located about 300 km west-southwest of Chabahar Port (Iran) and 60 km northwest of Muscat (Oman), the IMD said.

19:32 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen approaches Oman, three killed, flights delayed

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen bore down on Oman on Sunday, killing at least three people, and authorities urged residents to evacuate coastal areas and delayed flights to and from the capital, Muscat.

A child who had been swept away by water was found dead, the state news agency said, and another person was missing. Two Asian workers were killed when a hill collapsed on their housing area in an industrial zone as a result of the cyclone, the state news agency reported. (Reuters)

18:40 (IST)03 Oct 2021
IMD issues warning to fishermen

The India Meteorological Department has forecast that gale wind speed reaching 115-125 kmph gusting to 135 kmph is likely to prevail over Gulf of Oman and adjoining northwest Arabian Sea in coming hours and would gradually decrease becoming 95 - 105 Kmph gusting to 115 Kmph over Gulf of Oman later in the night. It will reduce further to 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over north coastal Oman and adjoining Gulf of Oman from Monday early morning and reduce substantially thereafter.

Sea condition will be high to very high over Gulf of Oman and adjoining northwest Arabian Sea till mid-night today. It would be high to very high over Gulf of Oman and adjoining north coastal Oman from early hours of Monday, the IMD further said.

The Met department also warned fishermen not to venture into northwest Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and along and off north Oman coast till Monday morning.

15:46 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Severe Cyclonic Storm Shaheen over Gulf of Oman and adjoining northwest  Arabian Sea 

The Severe Cyclonic Storm Shaheen over Gulf of Oman and adjoining northwest Arabian Sea moved west-southwestwards with a speed of about 15 kmph, during past 6 hours, lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 3rd October, 2021 over Gulf of Oman and adjoining northwest Arabian Sea, near latitude 24.1°N and longitude 58.6°E, about 1090 km west-northwest of Devbhoomi Dwarka (Gujarat), 240 km west-southwest of Chabahar Port (Iran) and 60 km north-northeast of Muscat (Oman), the India Meteorological Department said.

The system is very likely to continue to move west-southwestwards towards Oman coast and weaken gradually. It is very likely to cross Oman coast between Long.56°E & 58°E, around 57°E (about 130 km west-northwest of Muscat) by early hours of 4th October 2021, as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 90 -100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph, the IMD added.

15:18 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen approaches Oman, flights delayed; child killed

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen bore down on Oman on Sunday, prompting authorities to delay flights to and from the capital, Muscat, and to urge residents to evacuate coastal areas. A child who had been swept away by water was found dead, the state news agency said, and another person was missing.

The eye of the storm was about 60 km (40 miles) from Muscat and it was carrying top winds of 120 kph (75 mph) or more, a joint statement by the country's hazard, weather and civil aviation agencies said. The storm's centre was expected to hit land during the late afternoon and evening, bringing very high winds and heavy rainfall, but the outer bands of the system were already being felt.

The national emergency committee said the power supply would be cut in al-Qurm, east of the capital, to avoid accidents. More than 2,700 people were put up in emergency shelters. (Reuters)

14:57 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen to cross Oman coast during early hours of October 4 as Severe Cyclonic Storm: IMD

Cyclone Shaheen is very likely to cross Oman coast around 57°E, during early hours of October 4, as a Severe Cyclonic Storm, the India Meteorological Department said.


11:49 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen moves over Gulf of Oman & adjoining northwest Arabian Sea
08:47 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen likely to cross Oman coast during early hours of October 4

The India Meterological Department said that Cyclone ‘Shaheen’ moved over Gulf of Oman & adjoining northwest Arabian Sea lay centred at 05:30 hrs IST of the October 3.

"It is very likely to cross Oman coast around 57°E, during early hours of 4th October, as a Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80–90 kmph," it said.

08:37 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Oman urges residents to evacuate as tropical storm Shaheen strengthens

Authorities in Oman urged thousands of residents in coastal areas to leave their homes and head to emergency shelters on Saturday as the Gulf state braced for tropical storm Shaheen to intensify into a category 1 tropical cyclone.

The Omani National Committee for Emergency Management called for the evacuations in the northern states of Barka and Saham and coastal areas including parts of the capital, Muscat, where Shaheen is forecast to strike on Sunday, bringing high winds and heavy rain. Most of the oil-exporting country’s five million people live in and around Muscat.

Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Friday it expected Shaheen to strengthen into a category 1 tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours, forecasting rough seas and urging residents to keep away from low-lying areas in case of flash flooding. (Reuters)

09:51 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Shaheen develops to severe cyclonic storm

Cyclone Shaheen has developed into a severe cyclonic storm and is now at 240 km east-southeast of Chabahar Port in Iran, according to an update from India Meteorological Department. The storm is expected to move towards Oman's coast across Gulf of Oman and weaken gradually, it added.

20:45 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Shaheen intensified into severe cyclonic storm over parts of north Arabian Sea

Cyclonic storm Shaheen over central parts of north Arabian Sea moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 12 kmph, during past 6 hours, intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 01st October, 2021 over northwest & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea, near latitude 23.4°N and longitude 63.7°E, about 570 km west-northwest of Devbhoomi Dwarka (Gujarat), 370 km east-southeast of Chabahar Port (Iran) and 540 km east-southeast of Muscat (Oman).

It is very likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours and move west-northwestwards skirting Makran coast during next 36 hours. Thereafter it is likely to re-curve west-southwestwards, move towards Oman coast across Gulf of Oman and weaken gradually. It is likely to cross Oman coast between Long.56°E & 58°E, during early hours of 4th October 2021, as a Cyclonic Storm.The system is moving away from the Indian coast. --IMD

15:25 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen formed from remnants of Cyclone Gulab

Cyclone Shaheen was formed from the remnants of Cyclone Gulab, which had hit the east coast on September 26. Cyclone Gulab's intensity had reduced further as it traversed central India, pounding parts of Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. As its remnants entered the Arabian Sea, they intensified further into a cyclonic storm on Friday morning. --PTI

12:24 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Cyclonic storm Shaheen moving away from Indian coast

The cyclonic storm Shaheen is currently moving west-northwestwards towards Pakistan and is likely to weaken in the next 36 hours. Due to this position it is moving away from the Indian coast and not hit the country.

12:22 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in next 12 hours

The weather system is very likely to further intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours and move west-northwestwards skirting Makran coast during next 36 hours. Thereafter it is likely to re-curve west-southwestwards and move towards Oman coast across Gulf of Oman and weaken gradually.

12:21 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Cyclonic storm Shaheen's position at 8:30 am today

As od 08:30 hrs IST on Friday, Cyclone Saheen laid over central parts of north Arabian Sea, near latitude 23.2°N and longitude 64.9°E, about 440 km west-northwest of Devbhoomi Dwarka (Gujarat), 490 km east-southeast of Chabahar Port (Iran) and 660 km east-southeast of Muscat (Oman). 

12:20 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Cyclone Shaheen over central parts of north Arabian sea

The Cyclonic Storm Shaheen lays over northeast Arabian Sea and neighbourhood as it moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 20 kmph during the last 6 hours. 

12:07 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Cyclonic storm Shaheen's position at 5:30 am today

The cyclonic storm Shaheen laid centred at 05: 30 hrs IST of today, the 01st October, 2021, near latitude 23.2°N and longitude 65.3°E, about 400 km west-northwest of Devbhoomi Dwarka (Gujarat), 260 km south-southwest of Karachi (Pakistan) and 530 km east-southeast of Chabahar Port (Iran). 

12:05 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Deep Depression intensified into Cyclonic Storm Shaheen over northeast Arabian Sea & neighbourhood

The Deep Depression over northeast Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast moved west-north westwards with a speed of about 25 kmph, during past 6 hours and has now intensified into a Cyclonic Storm Shaheen, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

NDRF personnel while preparing for Cyclone Gulab at Ganjam in Odisha. (Photo: AP)

Why Cyclone Gulab could give rise to another cyclone

Cyclone Tauktae has affected more than half of India and badly hit all states on India’s west coast. Starting off from Lakshadweep, the remnants caused rainfall up to Delhi, Bihar and Nepal on Thursday, and its clouds have even advanced into China.

Formed in the Arabian Sea, Cyclone Tauktae has killed 104 people so far, which is more than the toll from any single cyclone from the Arabian Sea over the last one decade.

Gujarat’s most severe

Tauktae was only the second ‘Extremely Severe Cyclone’ category storm to hit Gujarat in 23 years. Cyclone Tauktae made its landfall east of Diu on May 17 with wind speed ranging between 160–170 km/hr gusting to 185 km/hr. The last cyclone of equal intensity to hit Gujarat was Cyclone Kandla (wind speed 160 to 170 km/hr) that crossed near Porbandar in 1998. The following year, a ‘Very Severe Cyclone’ formed in the Arabian Sea in May, but it hit the Sindh region of Pakistan.

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