Today, Thursday, a Yemeni astronomer expected scattered thunderstorms in all governorates during the coming hours.
The astronomer, Muhammad Ayyash, stated, in a statement to the “Yemeni Scene”, that thunderstorms of varying intensity (between moderate to heavy) will fall on a large scale from all Yemeni regions and governorates, during the next 48 hours.
Heavy rains are expected to fall on six Yemeni governorates, including Hadramawt, Aden, Abyan and Shabwa, in the coming hours, due to the impact of Hurricane Shaheen.
Today, Thursday, the sky of the cities and heights of the coast of Hadhramaut Governorate is witnessing heavy thunderstorms, affected by severe weather disturbances.
The Meteorological Chamber in Ash-Shihr suggested that thunderstorm activity would extend to the city, revealing predictions of rain in the western Hadhramaut regions.
The Center for Weather Forecasting and Early Warning, affiliated with the Meteorological Authority in Aden, had warned of the possibility of 6 governorates in the country being indirectly affected by Cyclone Shaheen, which hit the Sultanate of Oman the past two days.
The center said in a warning bulletin, “After the fading of Cyclone Shaheen on Omani territory, Yemen is expected to be affected by a state of atmospheric instability from the remnants of moisture left by the cyclone, accompanied by rain and thunderstorms across the country.”
He added that “the forecast indicates rainfall of varying intensity, some heavy to very heavy, accompanied by thunderstorms on parts of the mountainous heights and the interior plateaus of the governorates of Al-Mahra, Hadramout, Shabwa, Abyan, Al-Bayda and Al-Dhalea, and a series of highlands and western mountain slopes from Lahj and Taiz in the south to Saada in the north.” .
He stated that “medium to heavy rain is expected, accompanied by thunderstorms, in parts of the governorates of Al-Mahra and Hadramout, and then on the governorates of Shabwa, Marib and Al-Jawf.”
Torrential torrents, caused by heavy rain, swept the streets and lands of the city of Mukalla in Hadhramaut Governorate as a result of the indirect effects of Cyclone Shaheen, which struck the neighboring Sultanate of Oman the past two days.
Local residents said that the city of Mukalla woke up this morning to great damage caused by torrential rains caused by torrential rains.
The residents explained that the torrential rains flooded a number of main streets in the city. Dozens of cars were also swept away, while more than 20 homes were damaged.
The residents stated that the city witnessed a state of paralysis this morning, due to the suspension of traffic, due to the damage caused to some streets, as well as the power outage.
Residents reported that the civil defense in the governorate was able to rescue trapped citizens in the Al-Dis neighborhood, which was damaged in an unprecedented way by the torrential rains.
Videos posted on social networks showed torrential rain sweeping away cars and inundating a number of city streets.