The adjoining areas of the Al Hajar Mountains on Saturday experienced the maximum effect of the rain.
“Local activity of Al Hajar Mountains was influenced by the cold air in the upper atmosphere, which made the local activity higher. North al Batinah, South Al Batinah, and Dhakhiliya received the most rain,” said the weather expert at the National Early Warning Center of Civil Aviation Authority.
According to the weather forecast clear to Partly cloudy skies are expected over most of the Sultanate with a chance of convective clouds development and rain occasionally thundershowers associated with fresh downdraft winds and hail over Musandam governorate and Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas towards afternoon and evening extend to the coastal areas of Oman Sea. Chance low-level clouds and fog formation along the Arabian Sea and Oman Sea coastal areas.
Along the coastal areas of Oman Sea winds will be northeasterly light to moderate during the day becoming variable light at night, and over the rest of the Sultanate winds will be southerly to southeasterly light to moderate occasionally fresh and strong winds are expected during thunderstorms. The rains are expected to ease by Sunday according to the weather forecaster.
The Met Office of the Civil Aviation Authority has requested the public to be cautious as there could be reduced visibility during thunderstorms, the chance of Hail and overflowing wadis as well as rough sea conditions during thundershowers.