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Rain dips temperatures in several parts of sultanate

11 Mar 2020

Several parts of Oman received moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday. Rainfall monitoring stations in the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) recorded the maximum rainfall in Mussanah in South Batinah governorate over these days.  

Isolated rain accompanied by thunder and lightning was witnessed in Khabourah, Saham, Muscat, Amerat, Bidbid, Nakhal and Samail. 

On Monday and Tuesday, the Governorate of South Batinah saw maximum rainfall in Mussanah (53mm), Barka (43mm), Sohar (35mm), Khabourah (24mm), Suwaiq (21mm), Wadi al Ma’awel (12mm), Saham (9mm), Nakhal (7mm) and Seeb (3mm). 

Monday’s rain saw temperatures dropping in many parts such as Saiq Plateau, close to Jebel Akhdar. The lowest temperature was recorded at 6.8°C on Monday. 

The four other cold places in the country also had temperatures hovering around the 14°C mark, with Muqshin in the wilayat of Al Sininah recording a temperature of 14.2°C, according to the Directorate General of Meteorology at the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA). 

Meanwhile, Al Wusta governorate too witnessed cold weather with Haima recording temperature of 14.8°C, Al Jaser 15.5°C. Ibri in Dhahirah witnessed 15.2°C.  

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