Cyclone Shaheen approaches Oman, flights delayed

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DUBAI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Tropical Cyclone Shaheen bore down on Oman on Sunday, prompting authorities to delay flights to and from the capital, Muscat, and to induce residents to evacuate coastal areas.

The eye of the storm was about 60 km (40 miles) from Muscat and it was carrying prime winds of 120 kph (75 mph) or extra, a joint assertion by the nation’s hazard, climate and civil aviation companies stated.

The storm’s centre was anticipated to hit land in the course of the late afternoon and night, bringing very excessive winds and heavy rainfall, however the outer bands of the system have been already being felt.

The nationwide emergency committee stated the ability provide can be minimize in al-Qurm, east of the capital, to keep away from accidents.

Most of the oil-exporting nation’s 5 million folks stay in and round Muscat.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli and Nadine Awadalla
Writing by Nadine Awadalla
Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise and Frances Kerry

Sea waves are seen intensifying off the beach of a local hotel, as Salalah Port is seen behind in Salalah, Oman, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer