Muscat – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) has stated that Seeb wilayat in Muscat governorate recorded the highest rainfall in the sultanate in the period from December 30, 2021, to January 1, 2022.
MAFWR weather stations registered 102mm of precipitation in Seeb, 75mm in Mahdah, 51mm in Amerat, 49mm in Shinas, 46mm in Ibra, 44mm in Liwa and 43mm in Khabourah.
In the wilayats of Nakhal and Bidbid, 40mm rainfall was recorded, 37mm in Sahem, 33mm in Buraimi, 32mm in Samail, and 30mm in Quriyat and Suwaiq.
The wilayats of Rustaq, Yanqul, Jalan Bani Bu Ali and Khasab recorded 25mm of precipitation.
Several teams of Muscat Municipality engaged in clean-up operations in various wilayats of the governorate, while the Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) urged citizens and residents not to risk crossing valleys.
CDAA called on parents to monitor children and keep safe from water bodies in order to prevent accidents. Over 22 people have been rescued during the recent rains, according to the authority.
The weather is expected to be cloudy over most governorates with the trough of low pressure continuing until January 5, according to the latest weather update from the National Multi Hazard Early Warning System.