Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | Sha'ban 29, 1444 H
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Dust storms, strong winds affect visibility in Sultanate of Oman

Muscat: The flow of clouds and dust over the coastal areas of the Sea of Oman may lead to sporadic rain, low horizontal visibility, and a noticeable drop in temperatures, Oman Meteorology said.

The dust winds continue to flow from the south of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the coasts of the Sea of Oman and the Musandam Governorate, the report said.

All through Friday night and early Saturday morning, the Observer received reports of strong winds from most of the northern sultanate, including Muscat, rising water levels at Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront, and poor visibility for motorists.

Due to the rising dust amidst strong winds motorists on the #Adam_Thumrit and #Sinaw_Thumrait, and other roads were urged to exercise caution and follow safety measures by the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Information Technology.

According to Royal Oman Police, some places in South al Sharqiyah Governorate were affected by the sand dunes on the Al-Ashkharah Road towards Wilayat Mahout.

Places in the Al Wusta and Al Dakhiliyah governorates that were affected by the sand dunes on the Adam-Thumrait Road include Qarn al Alam, Seih al Zamaim, Al Khamkham, the Wilayat of Haima, and part of Sinaw in the North Sharqiyah Governorate on the road heading to Mahout.

The Police in the Al Wusta Governorate carried out a search and rescue operation for some tourists of German nationalities whose vehicle was stuck in a sand dune in the Wilayat of Mahout. They were safely transferred to the nearest city.


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