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Temperature set to touch 40°C in many areas

28 Mar 2021

The mercury touched 40°C in many areas of Oman on Saturday with a further rise in temperature expected in coastal areas along the Sea of Oman and the coast of Musandam. 

‘A remarkable rise in temperatures of up to 40°C is expected in the coastal areas of Sea of Oman and the coasts of Musandam,’ the Met Department stated. 

The highest temperature on Saturday was recorded in Dima Wa al Tayeen (40.8°C), followed by Hamra ad Duru (39.9°C), Qabil (39.6°C), Jaloni (39.6°C) and Fahud (39.6°C). 

The Met Department also warned of high sea waves in Musandam. ‘Sea waves are expected to rise on the coast of Musandam to 2.5m, coinciding with active southwest winds. Waves on the coasts of the Sea of Oman may rise to 1.75m, coinciding with northwest winds starting Sunday evening,’ it said. 

Additionally, the Met Department predicted formation of low clouds and fog on Sunday night and Monday morning in parts of the governorates of the South Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and Buraimi. 

 

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