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Heavy rains lash parts of Oman


Seeb records 33mm rain in 2 days

Muscat – Heavy rains lashed several parts of Oman during the early hours of Sunday, impacting Muscat and other cities, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Oman Meteorology has announced chances of sporadic rain continuing on Monday. A statement issued by CAA said, ‘Oman Meteorology’s aerial pictures indicate continued cloud activity and flow of clouds over parts of the governorates of Musandam, Buraimi, and North Batinah, with sporadic rain and thundershowers in Muscat and light rain in parts of Dakhliyah.’

The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority underlined preventive measures during rains to prevent the risk of drowning, including avoiding crossing flooded wadis, standing under trees, and using telephones and electrical appliances, in addition to not leaving the safety of homes unless absolutely necessary.

‘Stay away from electricity poles, avoid touching metal objects, and keep an eye on children not allowing them to approach flooded areas,’ a CDAA statement said, urging people to follow official weather forecasts.

Royal Oman Police called on motorists not to risk crossing flooded wadis during rains.

33mm rains in Seeb

Heavy to moderate rains lashed several governorates in the last two days, according to the Civil Aviation Authority.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR), Seeb recorded 33mm rainfall in two days – December 10-11.

Data collected from the rain monitoring stations of MAFWR from Saturday till Sunday showed that Amerat received 21mm of rainfall, Bausher 20mm, Muttrah 18mm, Muscat 14mm, Rustaq 9mm and Ibra 4mm.

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