Chances of dust and dust rising due to the active south/southwesterly winds are expected on the road between Adam and Salalah, which may cause a decrease in the horizontal visibility, alerted Oman Met Office.
This is expected to be so for the next three days, according to the weather forecaster at Oman Met Office, Civil Aviation Authority.
It might be best to follow the weather bulletin before embarking on a road trip to Dhofar or back from there for the weekend.
“Southerly to southwesterly light to moderate winds are on the forecast for Friday, with occasionally fresh over deserts and open areas of Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates with chances of blowing dust,” stated the weather forecast.
Meanwhile, there are good chances of cloud formation and thunderstorms accompanied by active downward winds on the Hajar Mountains and the surrounding areas during the afternoon and evening.
Expansion of local formations on the western and central Al Hajar Mountains impacting Yanqul, Al Hamra, Al Jabal Al Akhdhar and Bahla, and rainfall of varying intensity with the beginning of the activity of local formations on the Eastern Al Hajar Mountains affecting Ibra, Dima W'attayeen and Samayil with chances of rain later with the possibilities of formations expanding on the rest of Al Hajar Mountains.
According to the weather experts at Oman Met Office, there are opportunities for the formations to expand over the rest of Al Hajar Mountains and the neighbouring areas, and even expand during the upcoming period towards the desert areas of the interior and Al Dhahirah.
According to the Met Office, “There are also chances for the formation of cumulus clouds and rain, sometimes thunder, over the central desert and the Dhofar desert during the coming hours.”
The beginning of the activity of local formations were expected on parts of the Western Al Hajar Mountains of Ibri and Yanqul and the Central Hajar Mountains of Al Rustaq and Al Jabal Al Akhdhar with sporadic rainfall on Ibri and chances of local formations expanding later with chances of thunder rain.
The Met Office also stated that the flow of clouds are expected over the governorates of North and South Al Sharqiyah, Al Wusta, and the coasts of Muscat.
The weather forecast for Friday states that mainly clear skies are expected with advection of medium and high clouds over most of the governorates and chance of clouds formation and isolated thundershowers associated with downdraft over Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas towards afternoon. It is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy skies along the coastal areas of Dhofar Governorate and adjoining mountains with intermittent drizzle occasionally isolated rain. Chance of thundershower is forecast over desert areas of Dhofar Governorate. In addition, there are alerts for low clouds of fog at late night or early morning over parts of the coastal areas of Arabian Sea.
Meanwhile, the low pressure system that had headed towards the Pakistan coast has gone farther away with no impact in the Sultanate of Oman.