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Easterly disturbance to bring in rains

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Oman will continue to experience overcast skies due to easterly disturbance, partly cloudy to cloudy, with chances of rain in some parts of the country in the coming days.

Al Hajar Mountain and its adjoining areas are expected to receive rains, but the chances of isolated rains and occasional thundershowers are higher in Dhofar Governorate, said the weather forecaster at Oman Met Office, Civil Aviation Authority.

“The weather pattern will continue up to next week,” said the weather forecaster.

“But mainly it seems to be high and medium cloud advection not too much rain. The main rain is expected in Dhofar, with chances of rain in Al Hajar and very little chance of rain for the rest of the country,” he explained.

According to the weather expert, the wind is normal and southeasterly for the time for Wusta, Dhahira and Dhofar, but for Muscat, it will be northeasterly sometimes southeasterly.

The upper air trough low-pressure area from the Arabian Sea is to bring weather changes in the upcoming days.

The weather bulletin Reports partly cloudy to cloudy skies along with coastal areas of Dhofar governorate and adjoining mountains with chances of intermittent drizzle. Clouds advection is expected over most of the sultanate with chance of isolated rain occasionally thundershower over Dhofar, South Al Sharqiya and Al Wusta governorates. Chances of clouds development and rain occasionally thundershowers over Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas towards the evening.

While Mughsayl blowholes are best during the influence of monsoon, it also indicates that the Arabian Sea is rough during the season. It is rough along Arabian Sea coasts with a maximum wave height of 4.0 meters and moderate along the rest of the coasts with maximum wave height of 2.0 meters.

Weather officials have requested to be cautious about rough sea conditions along the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea, the chance of wadis flowing in Dhofar and Al Hajar mountains. They have also warned about poor horizontal visibility during thundershowers.

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