Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | Shawwal 15, 1443 H
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35°C / 35°C

Strong winds affect horizontal visibility

Dust-raising winds continued to impact governorates as fresh northwesterly winds also affected horizontal visibility.

Most of the desert and open areas of the Sultanate of Oman are witnessing moderate to active northwesterly winds that lead to the rise of dust and and a decrease in the level of horizontal visibility.

Al Buraimi, Al Dhahirah, Al Wusta, and open areas in Al Dakhiliyah have been tackling dust rising.

The weather forecast from the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre has cautioned drivers, “It is best to be cautious to avoid road accidents.”

Sunday might also experience haze caused by strong winds that are approaching the Oman Sea and then heading towards Musandam, North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah and Muscat.

The possibility of dust rising and a decrease in the level of horizontal visibility due to the active northwest winds are being experienced in the desert and open areas of Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates as well, according to Oman Met Office.

The Salalah Airport Station recorded a wind speed of 23 knots with active gusts of up to 34 knots.

According to the Met Office, the temperature across the coastal areas would range around 36 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius and in the desert and open areas, the temperature could reach up to 39 to 41 degrees Celsius.


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