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Cyclone Shaheen: Residents not to visit beaches, valleys

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Weather effects include heavy rains, flooded valleys, high waves and high-speed winds

UAE residents and visitors are prohibited from visiting beaches, valleys and low-lying areas as a precautionary measure against the expected weather effects of Cyclone Shaheen. They are also to avoid dams and mountainous areas.

In a media briefing on Saturday, Dr Taher Al Ameri, spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), advised people to be cautious in such weather conditions.

As a proactive measure to ensure safety, precautionary arrangements will be announced & adopted during the movement of Tropical Cyclone ‘Shaheen’ in the affected areas, most prominent of which are barring visits to beaches and the sea and avoid river valleys and low-lying areas. pic.twitter.com/VfXWsDgMDy

— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) October 3, 2021

The cyclone is expected to affect some eastern coastal regions of the country from today (October 3) till Tuesday, October 5.

The authorities concerned are on high alert to deal with the tropical situation, and have taken all “proactive and preventive measures to mitigate its impact on the country”, Dr Taher added.

We would like to reassure everyone that all competent authorities are on high alert to deal with the upcoming tropical situation, and take all proactive and preventive measures to mitigate its impact on the country.#NCEMA pic.twitter.com/arKSSJ2vNz

— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) October 3, 2021

Expected weather changes

The UAE’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday tweeted about the expected weather changes in the country:

MOI calls on the public to take precautions during fluctuations in the weather and to abide by safety requirements#Shaheen pic.twitter.com/R3H7tx9ppj

— (@moiuae) October 3, 2021

Dr Mohamed Al Abri, spokesman for the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), said heavy rains may result in flash floods in valleys and accumulated water in lowlands. “The winds will be active to strong, causing dust, which will reduce horizontal visibility. The cumulus clouds might be accompanied by lightning and thunder sometimes,” he added.

The impact of the tropical situation on the eastern coast of the country began from today, Saturday, with a sea tide, and it will become striking to very turbulent from dawn Sunday. pic.twitter.com/n9Obr6H8yW

— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) October 3, 2021

The NCM tweeted videos on Sunday morning, showing experts at a coast, monitoring the situation:

# #__ #_ # #_ #_ #_ #_ pic.twitter.com/kKtogrKTkz

— (@NCMS_media) October 3, 2021

Some schools shift to distance learning

Authorities across the UAE have announced that schools will shift to distance learning in several areas for two days — October 3 and 4 — as a precautionary measure.

SPEA announces remote learning on Sunday and Monday in the eastern coast pic.twitter.com/aFnxrWkaVb

— (@shjspea) October 3, 2021

These include Hatta in Dubai; Khor Fakkan, Kalba and Dibba Al Hisn in Sharjah; Masfoot and Manama in Ajman; and the southern region in Ras Al Khaimah. (https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/cyclone-shaheen-uae-schools-in-several-areas-shift-to-distance-learning)

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by WC Times staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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