Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | Ramadan 6, 1444 H
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Summer in full gear, temperature to touch 50°C

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Dhofar is in the monsoon mood, while the desert and open areas of the Sultanate might touch 50 degree Celsius on Monday and Tuesday.

Monsoon indications are confirmed as Dhofar experiences clear to partly cloudy skies along the coastal area of the governorate and adjoining mountains with an intermittent drizzle with the Arabian Sea churning out four-meter high waves.

Along the coastal area of Oman sea winds will be northeasterly light to moderate during day becoming southwesterly light at night and southwesterly fresh along the coastal areas of Arabian Sea while over the rest of the Sultanate it will be northwesterly light to moderate occasionally fresh over desert and open areas.

The temperature is expected to be high in the adjoining areas of the Al Hajar Mountains, desert and the open areas experiencing dryness and hot weather in general.

“Mainly Al Wusta is going to experience hotter weather. Qarn Alam touched 49 degrees Celsius but Monday and Tuesday, it is expected to touch 50 degrees Celsius in the open areas as well,” she said. According to the Met Office official, the increase in temperature is due to the activity of northwest winds starting on Sunday and is expected to continue till Tuesday. This may cause dust to rise in the desert and open areas.

Clear to partly cloudy skies along the coastal area of Dhofar governorate and adjoining mountains. Mainly clear skies over rest of the Sultanate and rise in the temperature. Chance of light isolated rain during day time along the coastal areas between Muscat to Ras al had also chance of clouds development over Al Hajar Mountains towards afternoon.

Chance of dust rising winds over deserts and open areas of al Dahirah, al Buraimi, al Dakhlia and al Wusta governorates and chances of late night to early morning low level clouds along parts of Arabian Sea coasts.

The Met Office has also warned about strong winds and hail during thundershowers, reduced horizontal visibility during thundershowers and fog patches, and well flash floods are expected over mountain areas.

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