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Sur faces brunt of heavy rains due to low pressure

Sharqiyah Governorate faced the brunt of the easterly disturbance, also known as the upper air low pressure over the Arabian Sea, on Friday.

Many places were flooded with wadis overflowing and inundation of seawater.

Several rescue operations were also conducted while chances of thunderstorms are expected to continue across the governorates of the Sultanate of Oman, according to Mansoor al Shabibi, the weather forecaster at Civil Aviation Authority.

Rain of varying intensity and thunderstorms is expected to continue on Friday night in the governorates of Dhofar and Musandam, as well as Sharqiya, which may be accompanied by active downward winds.

“Sur reported 204 mm making it the place that received the highest amount of rain followed by Al Kamil al Wafi with 101.4 mm of rain, Dima Wa Ttayeen 65.6 mm, Ras al Had 54.6 mm, Al Mazyuna in Dhofar Governorate recorded 44 mm and Rostaq in Al Batinah South received 37 mm of rainfall. These are the places that received the highest amount of rainfall on Friday although there were other places too that received,” said Al Shabibi.

He pointed out that heavy rains are expected on Saturday, “We will be issuing rain alerts at regular intervals.”

The public should take precautions and avoid sailing or any other sea activities during this time as well as do not approach or attempt crossing wadis.

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