Sunday, February 05, 2023 | Rajab 13, 1444 H
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Heatwave continues in Oman

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The extreme heatwave continued in various parts of Oman with temperatures reaching 49°C in Al Sunainah and Hamra al Duru, and 48°C in Ibri, Fahud, and Qarn Al-Alam, according to Oman Meteorology.

The highest and lowest temperatures recorded on Friday were Sunainah (49.8C) and Dhalkut (20.4°C).

Sea-goers and fishermen were warned of the turbulence in the Arabian Sea, reaching its maximum height between (3.0-3.5 m) meters with expectations of a high sea wave on the coasts of Musandam and the Sea of Oman, reaching a maximum height of between (2.0-2.5) meters, starting from Sunday, until Tuesday.

Oman Meteorology urged people to take measures to reduce and avoid sunstroke

Workers are not to be employed at construction sites and open areas between 12.30 and 3.30 pm in the peak summer months of June, July, and August.

As per Article 16 on the regulations for occupational safety and health, “The workers shall be not employed in the construction sites or high-temperature locations during afternoon hours from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm throughout June, July, and August every year.

According to the company law, in the event of the existence of any danger which threatens the safety and health of the workers, the ministry shall take necessary measures to stop the work wholly or partially or to stop the operation of one or more machinery until the elimination of the causes of such danger.

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