Cyclone Shaheen is said to be weakening with time. However, the bureau of weather reports has reported incoming of dust storms in the city on Monday.
With incoming of dust storms, heavy winds and high tides, UAE has been issued on red alert.
Eastern regions are expected to experience light to medium rainfall. The National Center of Meteorology also stated that Shaheen is about to be reduced and move towards South direction. This has been noted with clouds incoming on eastern and Al Ain regions. But winds and tides are reported to be at its peak. The sea is going to be rough with tides of 5 to 8 feet in length in the sea of Oman, and as long as 5 feet on the coastal areas of East. The rains in these areas are expected to decrease by the evening.
Also, many areas have been declared yellow alert for the incoming dust storm. This may reduce area visibility to approximately 500 metres at Al Ain’s Gasyoura. Arabian Gulf is also noted to experience less visibility but this will be carried down to moderate and then light by the evening.
In precaution to Shaheen, many schools and institutions resorted to work from home and online classes. Also, parks were shut and works at construction sites had been stopped to full safety.
Red alert code against Shaheen storm had been announced on Sunday evening and is expected to stay till Monday evening because of the high tides as long as 10 feet with wind speed of 50 kmph.