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Mercury likely to touch above 50 in Oman: Met Office

Temperatures are expected to rise during the next two days

Muscat: Oman’s Met Office on Tuesday warned that temperatures across the Sultanate may go up, touching 50 degrees Celsius in the next two days.

“Temperatures are expected to continue to rise during the next two days, reaching the end of the forties and the beginning of the fifties on the coasts and plains of the North and South Al Batinah and Muscat governorates during the noon, coinciding with the blowing of the active western winds,” the weather agency said in a statement.

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Weathermen at the agency said currently active southern winds have been detected in the Al Wusta Governorate and may affect the governorates of Al Buraimi, Al Dhahirah, North and South Al Batinah, and parts of Al Dakhiliyah, which may lead to dust rise accompanied by temperatures of between 46-48 degrees Celsius on the plains and coasts of North and South Al Batinah during the noon hours.

Meanwhile, the agency predicted mainly clear skies over most of the Sultanate with a chance of convective clouds development over al Hajar Mountains towards afternoon that may give isolated rains. Dust rising is expected over the desert and open areas. Chances of late night to early morning low-level clouds or fog along with parts of the coasts of the Arabian Sea and Oman Sea.

In another statement, the Met Office warned the fishermen urging them to take caution while venturing into the sea.

“High tides are expected in the Arabian Sea, reaching its maximum height between 3.0-3.5 meters on the coasts of Musandam and the Sea of Oman with average waves reaching maximum height between 2.0-2.5 meters from tomorrow until Friday,” Met said.

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