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Rains hit Muscat, Sohar; more expected

Waterlogging in Wadi Adai and Ruwi High Streetfollowing heavy rains that lashed the city on Friday

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Muscat and its neighbourhood will receive “low to moderate rainfall” over the next 48 hours but with a steadily decreasing intensity, a senior official of the Met office said on Friday.

The highest rainfall was registered in Sohar where 5.8mm of rain fell between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. Muscat recorded around 1mm of rainfall. The depression that caused heavy rainfall across Muscat over the past two days was moving deeper into Pakistan, weakening on the way.

“A long trail of clouds moved from Africa, via the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman towards eastern Iran and Pakistan. The system is causing rainfall in Oman,” the official said. Though the weatherman predicted showers of lower intensity over the next two days, “moderate” showers could not be ruled out in some parts of the sultanate.

 There will also be drop in the night temperatures within the next few days because of the northwesterly winds, according to the bulletin issued by the Directorate of Meteorology and Air Navigation. “The latest numerical weather charts show that unstable conditions will prevail over the governorates of Muscat,
Musandam and Buraimi, as well as the regions of Batinah, Dhahirah, Dakhiliyah, Sharqiyah and Al Wusta,” the bulletin said.

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