Muscat – Oman has declared an official holiday on Monday in view of the inclement weather conditions that the sultanate is experiencing.
Oman News Agency stated that the decision has been taken in the public interest.
‘Monday will be an official holiday for employees in the units of the state’s administrative apparatus and workers in private sector establishments in all governorates, except Dhofar and Al Wusta,’ the statement said.
Workers may be employed on Monday if necessary, considering compliance with general precautions and occupational health and safety requirements, provided that they are compensated for the day.
Moderate to heavy rains lashed several governorates on Sunday. The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation suspended classes in public and private schools and colleges in all governorates except Dhofar and Al Wusta on Monday.
Rains in the range of 40mm to 80mm are expected in some places with downdraft winds in the range of 15 and 35 knots, leading to overflowing wadis.