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Bidiyah records 50.5°C – year’s highest temperature

16 Jun 2021

Temperature records for the year are breaking with each passing day. After Qarn Alam in Dakhliyah governorate witnessed 50.3°C on Monday, a new high of 50.5°C was recorded in Bidiyah in North Sharqiyah on Tuesday. 

Mudhaibi in North Sharqiyah and Mahout in Al Wusta saw the mercury touching 50°C on Wednesday. 

According to the Directorate General of Meteorology, the temperature rose over 49°C in Qarn Alam, Zamaim and Mudhaibi on Wednesday.

The Met office predicted clear to partly cloudy skies on the coast of Dhofar governorate and the surrounding mountains for Thursday. In the other parts of the sultanate, the Met office expects mainly clear skies with chance of medium cloud advection over the northern governorates. 

There are chances of dust rising winds over deserts and open areas and late night to early morning low-level cloud formation along parts of the coast of the Arabian Sea.

The seas will be rough along the coast of the Arabian Sea with maximum wave height of 4m and slightly moderate along the rest of the sultanate’s coasts with maximum wave height of 1.25m.

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