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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Oman Met still monitoring the tropical system

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Muscat: The cumulus cloud prevail over the north and middle of the Arabian Sea according to the Oman Met Office. They are still monitoring the western side of India as there is a possibility of it to become tropical depression within 24 hours, but with no direct impact on Sultanate of Oman in the next three days.


The aerial images yesterday showed the presence of cumulus clouds in the northeast of the Arabian Sea, with the flow of high and medium-altitude clouds over the Sultanate of Oman.


Meanwhile, there has been spread of clouds on the coasts of Dhofar Governorate and the surrounding mountains, as well as on the desert areas of the governorate, with chances of scattered rain and thunderstorms at times.


Continuing the flow of clouds has also been observed over the governorates of South Al Sharqiah and Al Wusta.


Cumulonimbus clouds have been forming over parts of the Western Hajar Mountains.


The weather forecast from Met Office stated that mainly clear skies with advection of medium and high clouds will prevail over most of the governorates with chance of clouds formation over Al Hajar Mountains toward afternoon. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies along the coastal areas of Dhofar governorates and adjoining mountains with intermittent drizzle. Chance of isolated rain occasionally thundershower is expected over Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates. Chance of low clouds of fog at late night or early morning over parts of the coastal areas of Oman Sea.


Along Arabian Sea winds will be southwesterly moderate to fresh. Along Oman Sea coastal areas wind will be northeasterly to easterly light to moderate becoming variable light at night and over rest of the governorates winds will be southwesterly to southerly light to moderate occasionally fresh over deserts and open areas of al Wusta and Dhofar governorates.


Rough sea is being experienced along the Arabian Sea coasts with maximum wave height of 3.5 meters and slight along the rest of the coasts with maximum wave height of 1.25 meters.


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