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Fahud hits 49°C; heatwave to continue: Met

14 Jun 2023

Muscat – Vast swathes of the sultanate are under the onslaught of a heatwave with daytime temperatures touching a high of 49°C in Fahud on Tuesday.

According to the Met Department’s weather bulletin for Thursday, the mercury is expected to hit a high of 48°C again in places like Adam and Haima, and 47°C in Rustaq.

‘The rise in maximum temperatures continues and may exceed mid-40s during the next three days over desert and open areas,’ the Met Department said.

On Tuesday, the noontime temperatures soared to 48.7°C in Hamrat ad Daru, followed by Sunaynah (48.6°C), Ibri (48°C) and Zamaim (47.7°C). 

Maqshin, Haima and Saham recorded temperatures in the range of 47°C.

The Met Department has urged people to avoid going to the sea and practising marine activities from June 15 to 16 due to the high sea waves on the coasts of Oman caused by cyclone Biparjoy.

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