Thursday, October 21, 2021 | Rabi' al-awwal 14, 1443 H
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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Met Office warns of heavy rains across Sultanate
Emergency teams continue providing support and assistance to affected people

Muscat: Oman's weather office on Sunday warned of heavy rains and thunderstorms due to intensified clouds over the governorates of North and South Al Batinah and parts of Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi.


The latest weather charts and analysis of the National Multi Hazards Early Warning Center show that the upper air trough over Arabian Sea continues to affect the Sultanate.


Cloud advection and formation will continue over all of the governorates with chances of isolated rain occasionally thundershowers associated with fresh downdraft winds and flow of wadis. The heavy rain will concentrate over North Al Batinah, Dhofar, Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas and Oman sea coastal areas.


Sea state is expected to be rough along Arabian Sea coasts with wave height ranging from 3.0 to 4.0 meters, whereas, along Oman Sea coast it will be moderate with maximum wave height of 2.0 meters.


The Civil Aviation Authority advises the public to take precautions during thundershowers, flow of wadis and unstable sea state and to follow its latest weather bulletins and reports.



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Meanwhile, the sub-committees of the National Committee for Emergency Management in the governorates affected by a trough of low pressure, continued to coordinate efforts in dealing with the damages caused by heavy rains and providing support and assistance to the affected people.


The sub-committees of the National Committee for Emergency Management in the governorates includes a set of concerned military and security bodies and entities specialized in dealing with adverse weather conditions.


The Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) handled several reports of vehicles swept away with people stranded inside in a number of wilayats of North Al Batinah Governorate.


Besides, the field teams of the ROP and the CDAA continue since early Saturday morning search operations for four people who went missing due to overflowing of wadis in the wilayats of Sur and Jaalan Bani Bu Ali in South Al Sharqiayah Governorate.


A number of ROP helicopters have been deployed in South Al Sharqiyah Governorate to provide assistance and carry out search and rescue operations.


The CDA recovered the body of an Asian person who died after being washed away in the Wilayat of Samayil, on Friday.


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