Tropical storm Shaheen hits UAE with high winds and rain
Tropical storm Shaheen hits UAE with high winds and rain

Tropical storm Shaheen hits UAE with high winds and rain

The UAE has warned tropical cyclone Shaheen is going to hit the UAE over the next 24 hours with high winds, rain and sand storms.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) warned on Saturday night that tropical cyclone Shaheen was due to hit the east coast of the UAE. And it will likely affect the country for at least 24 hours.

The storm is expected to bring high winds, rain and sand and dust storms.

“By Sunday afternoon and evening October 3, some regions of the country will be affected by the extension of the tropical situation, especially the eastern regions, which include the Al Ain region and the southern regions and extending towards some central regions, where convective clouds will increase, associated with rains of different intensity that lead to the flash flooding in the valleys and torrents and water will accumulate over some low areas,” the NCM said in a statement.

“The winds will be fresh to strong, causing rising dust and sand, which reduce horizontal visibility, especially with convective clouds activity.”

And even though the cyclone centre is 440km from the coast of Fujairah, winds will still be up to 150km/h!

Keep up to date with the latest news with our DubaiLAD page here.