Thursday, December 07
05:56 PM

Heavy rains likely in three governorates, warns CAA


Muscat – A low pressure affecting Oman will bring heavy rains and thunderstorms in the governorates of Dhofar, Al Wusta and South Sharqiyah from Monday until Tuesday morning.

The downpour may range between 20mm to 100mm in the three governorates, with chances of isolated rain over the rest of the governorates.

With the prediction of heavy rains, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) called on everyone to take precautions during thunderstorms, not to cross wadis, avoid low areas, and not venture into the sea during the warning period.

The National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre of the Directorate General of Meteorology stated that Oman will be affected by a low-pressure trough starting on Sunday and lasting till Thursday.

A statement issued by CAA said, ‘The low pressure may lead to rains and thunderstorms associated with downdraft winds and hail with chances of flash floods over some parts of Oman, particularly over South Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and Dhofar.’

Horizontal visibility may reduce during thundershowers to less than 1,000m, it added. Sea state will be moderate to rough with maximum wave height ranging from 1.5m to 3m along the coasts of the Arabian Sea and South Sharqiya governorate.

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