A gradual decline in temperature is expected during the next few days, according to Abdullah al Khadhouri, a meteorologist at the Directorate General of Meteorology. For the past three days, temperature hit 50 degrees Celsius in some parts of Oman. According to the daily weather bulletin by Oman Meteorology, Wednesday was the hottest where Joba had a maximum temperature of 50.8 degrees Celsius, Mudhaibi 50.3, Bediya 50.2, Adam 49.9, and Qabil 49.8.
However, Al Khadhouri said that good chances of rain clouds are expected over Hajar mountains shortly. This comes at a time when Khareef (monsoon) season in Dhofar is 20 days away as temperature would drop in southern part of the Sultanate to 20 degrees Celsius.
For the time being, the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA) has urged people to exercise caution, especially against use of faulty devices which may result in short-circuits and house fires. Also, Royal Oman Police (ROP) advised drivers to do periodical maintenance for their cars, change long-used tires, and not to leave flammable martials inside vehicles under high temperatures.
Zainab al Nassri