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Heavy rains predicted for Thursday

1 Jul 2020

The low pressure system over the Arabian Sea will bring heavy rainfall over the coastal areas of South Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and Dhofar till Friday. The maximum rainfall is expected on Thursday, according to the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre. 

The centre issued a bulletin on Wednesday stating that the weather analysis showed an existence of an upper level low pressure system over the Arabian Sea. ‘This is causing advection of clouds which may result in rainfall and thundershowers over the governorates of North and South Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and Dhofar. Thundershowers are expected to result in overflow of wadis and flash floods,’ it said.  

‘The heaviest rainfall will be concentrated over the coastal areas of South Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and Dhofar. The effect of the system will be during the period between July 1-3 and the peak will be on July 2.’ 

The Met also issued an advisory for thunderstorms over Ibra, Bahla, Mahda, Mudhaibi, Ibri, Saiq, Sunaynah, Samail, Nizwa, Al Hamra, Taqah, Dhalkut, Mirbat, Izki, Jebel Shams, Salalah, Salalah, Qairoon Hairiti, Ras al Hadd, Buraimi, Madha and Yanqul. 

The Public Authority for Civil Aviation has advised the public to follow its latest weather bulletins and not to venture out in wadis.  

The Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture has called on all fishermen and seafarers to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and that of their boats, ships, and equipment, and not to risk going out to sea during the low pressure period. 

Meanwhile, several wilayats across South Batinah, Buraimi, Dakhliyah, Dhahirah and North Sharqiyah received rains, ranging from light to heavy, on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

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