Muscat – Moderate to heavy rains will be hitting the sultanate from Tuesday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
In a statement, CAA said, ‘Oman will be affected by a low pressure trough from Tuesday till Thursday.’
The governorates of Musandam, North Batinah, South Batinah, Dhakhliyah, Muscat and South Sharqiyah will be affected by thunderstorms of varying intensity accompanied by active downwind, it added.
The expected impact of the low pressure could result in isolated rains – from 10 to 60mm – on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to flow of wadis. The weather disturbance will also cause fresh downward winds, with speeds ranging from 15 to 25 knots (28-45km per hour).
The condition of the sea will be moderate along most of the sultanate’s coasts with maximum wave height of 2m to 3m, while it will be rough during thundershowers along the coastal areas of Musandam and Sea of Oman coasts.
CAA advised all to be cautious during rains and near over flowing wadis, and to check the state of the sea before sailing.