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Oman’s adverse weather conditions to continue until Jan 28

An upper air trough will continue to affect the Sultanate of Oman until Saturday evening, 28th of January, according to a weather report from Oman Meteorology.

TAS News Service

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

MUSCAT : The Omani Meteorology said that there are chances of isolated rains with occasional thundershowers and hail over the governorates of Musandam, North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahira, Al Dakhiliya, and Muscat. It is expected to gradually extend to the governorates of North Al Sharqiya, South Al Sharqiya, Al Wusta, and Dhofar. The highest amount of rainfall is expected over the northern governorates.

Met office also expects the continuation of frost formation and the possibility of snowfall on mountain peaks during the night and dawn hours over the next three days. The weather report indicated that the lowest temperature recorded during the past 24 hours was -4 degrees at the monitoring station in Jebel Shams.

Expected impacts of the weather condition include accumulation of isolated rainfall ranging from 10 to 60 mm, which may cause wadi flow, fresh downdraft winds with speed of 15 to 40 kt (28-74 km/h), and noticeable decrease in temperature over most of the governorates, especially over the mountain tops.

Sea state will be moderate to rough along the coastal areas with maximum wave height ranging between 2-3 meters.
Civil Aviation Authority advices all to take precautions during rainfall and wadi flows and to check the visibility and sea state before sailing; and to follow weather bulletins and reports.

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