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Rising trend in temperature; Saham records 48 degrees C

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North Al Batinah experienced the hottest day in months as Saham touched 48 degrees Celsius at midday on Wednesday.


The high temperature was recorded in other areas of North Al Batinah, such as Suhar, Khaboura, and Suwaiq. Muscat Governorate also recorded high-temperature cooling down to 44 degrees by late afternoon and coming down to 42. Bausher in Muscat experienced 46 degrees Celsius, but Al Amerat recorded 46 to 47 degrees Celsius. Sur and Wadi Al Maawil reached 46 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, but Suhar and Suwaiq were forecast to touch 50 degrees.


The exceptionally high temperatures are being experienced even before the official beginning of summer in Oman.


There is a warning for moderate to rough sea conditions across the Arabian Sea coasts with a wave height of 2.5 to 3 meters. “The sea condition is expected to be slight to moderate along the east coast of Musandam, but the west side will be moderate because of the south westerly wind,” explained the weather forecaster at Oman Met Office. Oman Sea is also expected to be slight to moderate with a wave height of 1.5 meters.


Along the coastal areas of the Oman Sea, winds will be northeasterly light to moderate during the day, becoming southwesterly light at night. Along the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea, it will be southwesterly moderate to fresh. In the rest of the Sultanate, winds will be southerly to southeasterly, light to moderate and fresh over the desert and open areas.


Dust rising wind is expected over the desert and open areas.


There is a slight chance for local cloud formations over Al Hajar Mountains.


The weather forecast states that it could be mainly clear skies over most of the Sultanate with a chance of convective clouds developing over the Al Hajar Mountains towards the afternoon.


There are chances of late night to early morning low-level clouds or fog patches along parts of the coasts of the Arabian Sea.


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