Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Shawwal 5, 1442 H
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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Rains to continue in some parts

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Suhar received the most rain on Tuesday as the weather in most parts of Oman continued to be influenced by Al Hajar Mountains.


The cloud advection continued in most parts of the Sultanate with chances of convective clouds development with rain and occasionally thundershowers associated with fresh wind and downdraft. Hail also experienced over Al Hajar Mountains and the adjoining areas.


“By evening, the clouds are expected to move toward the coastal areas of Oman Sea,” said the weather forecaster at the National Multihazard Early Warning Center of Civil Aviation Authority. She added that there is a possibility of rain in Muscat as well – the airport area, Seeb and Mabela, areas that are close to the sea.


The trough began from Musandam Governorate, moved to Batinah (Suhar), continuing toward Khabourah. It is forecast to move to Barka, Muscat and then is expected to head to Sharqiyah.


“The charts are showing a downdraft in Sharqiyah, and downdrafts are associated with thundershowers,” pointed out the weather forecaster.


The amount of rain is expected to reduce by Wednesday.


Along the coastal areas of the Oman Sea, winds will be northeasterly light to moderate during the day, becoming variable light at night. Over rest of the Sultanate, winds will be southerly to southeasterly light to moderate, occasionally fresh. According to the weather forecast, sea condition is expected to be moderate along most of Oman coasts with maximum wave height of 1.75 meters.


The Met Office has alerted precaution to be taken as there could be reduced visibility during thunderstorms, the chance of Hail and overflowing wadis, and a chance of blowing dust due to fresh wind. They also noted that the sea is expected to be rough during a thundershower.


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