Muscat: Some areas in northern governorates, especially Suhar, Saham, Shinas, Liwa(North Batinah), and Ibri (Al Dhahirah) are witnessing heavy rains of varying intensity, which may lead to a decrease in horizontal visibility for motorists.
The Sultanate will be affected by low-pressure or air troughs until the end of the week.
It is expected that the northern governorates and the coasts of the Arabian Sea will be affected by rains of varying intensity, which will gradually increase during the coming days.
Low temperatures have been recorded in various governorates of the Sultanate, including -4°C in Jabel Shams, and 2.9 °C in Saiq.
Heavy downpours experienced in Wadi al Jizzi in the Wilayat in Suhar
Video courtesy: Abdullah Al-Badwawi
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Muscat will have a maximum temperature of 22°C and a minimum temperature of 16°C Sohar and Sur will have temperatures in a similar range, while Salalah is also expected to have a drop in temperatures like in the northern parts of the country.
Oman Met has said that there are chances of isolated rain in the coastal areas of the Sea of Oman, Al Hajar Mountains, and Dhofar coast, with mainly clear skies over the rest of the governorates. A drop in temperature over most of the governorates.
There are chances of late night to early morning low clouds or fog over parts of the governorates of Al Wusta, Dhofar, and South al Sharqiyah.
According to health experts, visitors should take care with appropriate winter clothes to avoid cold-related illness such as throat infections and flu, which has already been severe this year.
Jebel Shams is the highest peak in Oman, 3,004 meters above sea level with several summits. It is said to be the first place where the sun sets in Oman and is popular with tourists for camping, low temperatures, stargazing, and hiking.