Weather analyses by the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre indicate that a trough of low pressure will affect large parts of the sultanate from December 7 to 9. The weather disturbance caused by the low pressure – namedAl Reham Trough – will bring thundershowers across many governorates as well as bring down the temperature by a few degrees.
There are chances of rain and occasional thundershowers associated with fresh winds, hail, precipitation and flash floods over Musandam on Monday morning, extending gradually during evening over North Batinah and Buraimi governorates, the centre warned.
‘The governorates of South Batinah, Muscat, Dakhliya, and North and South Sharqiyah will be affected by the trough on Tuesday and Wednesday.’
Moderate to fresh northeasterly winds are forecast to affect most of the sultanate, leading to a noticeable drop in temperature.
The state of the sea will be moderate to rough along the coastal areas of Musandam governorate with waves of a maximum height of 2.5m.
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) advises all to exercise caution during rains and overflowing wadis, and to check the state of the sea before sailing.