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Heavy rains lash Muscat, road traffic disrupted

Muscat: Heavy thundershowers are expected during the coming hours which can reach up to 30- 80 mm in North al Batinah, Buraimi, Al Dhahirih, Al Dakhliyah, South al Batinah, Muscat, North and South al Sharqiyah.


The thundershowers will be accompanied by fresh downdraft winds, hail, and flow of some wadis (flash floods).


"The peak of the impact of "Azm" low pressure began this morning and will continue until the evening," said an official at Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).



Heavy rains lash Muscat, road traffic disrupted.

Posted by Oman Observer on Tuesday, January 4, 2022



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  • Royal Oman Police: For those heading to Amerat via Wadi Adei Road, please be aware that there are stones on the road due to heavy rains.

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  • The road from Azaiba to the wilayat of Muscat has been blocked due to heavy rains. Motorists urged to use alternative routes.

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  • Traffic is cut off on Sultan Qaboos Street in the Azaiba area towards Muscat, Please use alternative roads.


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  • Rains causing traffic disruption in some parts of the Muscat Governorate.

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  • The Royal Oman Police has closed a number of roads in the Governorate for Muscat to ensure the safety of people during heavy rains.

  • Due to the low level of horizontal visibility caused by the heavy rain, vehicle drivers are requested to take caution, turn on the vehicle's lights and wait until visibility is clear: ROP

  • Mwasalat announces the suspension of its services ferries and buses for January 2022:


    Ferries:


    Suspension of all routes to and from Musandam Governorate.


    Operations continue for (Shanna - Masirah) route.


    Buses:


    Suspension of all bus routes between cities of Muscat Governorate.


    Suspension of all intercity bus routes in all governorates of the Sultanate.


    The service will remain within the cities of Salalah.


  • The Directorate General of Health Services for the Governorate of Muscat has suspended the vaccination service at the old Oman Airport in the Wilayat while continuing the service at other centers.

  • Five people were rescued in the Governorate of they got stranded in the floodwaters of Al Ghubra. They are safe.

  • The Capital Market Authority (CMA) has called on citizens, residents, property owners, and owners of industrial establishments and shops to adhere to instructions during rains to ensure the safety of their properties.

  • "Not following the instructions of the Royal Oman Police may lead to the loss of the right of the policyholder from compensation in the event it is proven that the damage to the vehicle resulted from a deliberate act committed by the driver."

  • The Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS) in the Governorate of Muscat said on Tuesday that the vaccination drive against covid-19 for residents at the Old Airport in Seeb has been suspended due to severe weather conditions prevailing in the Sultanate.










































The CAA advised all to exercise caution during rainfall and thundershowers and not to cross running wadis, to avoid low-lying areas, and not to venture into the sea.


The wilayats of Khasab, Bukha, and Daba in Musandam Governorate witnessed heavy downpours associated with strong wind on Monday. On Monday morning, the Wilayat of Bukha witnessed heavy rains centered on the villages and the mountainous areas causing an overflow of wadis.


Monday saw wadis in Musandam flowing in full strength, and in three hours, Musandam recorded 19 mm of rainfall in the late afternoon. Al-so, North and South Al Batinah, as well as Al Buraimi, experienced rain.


Civil Defense and Ambulances Authority stressed not to risk crossing valleys during their flow and have called on parents to monitor children and protect them from water puddles left by rainwater in order to maintain the safety of everyone.


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