Muscat: On Monday evening rains are expected in the governorates of Dhofar, South al Sharqiya and Al Wusta due to the impact of low pressure trough. Yesterday the Masirah Island received rain as well as parts of Al Wusta.
“On Tuesday the governorates of North Al Sharqiya, Al Batinah, Al Buraimi and Al Dhahira as well as Al Hajr Mountains are expected to receive rains. The rains are expected to begin around 2 to 3 pm on Monday afternoon,” said the weather forecaster at Oman Met Office.
Meanwhile a high sea wave alert has been issued for the period March 21st to 23rd, stating that the sea wave will rise (medium / rough) 2.0-3.0 meters on most coasts of the Sultanate of Oman, and the sea wave will increase during the active downward winds associated with thunderclouds.
Clouds continued to flow over the governorates of Al Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and Dhofar on Monday with chances of thunderstorms as per the weather experts.
The local cloud activity over the Hajar Mountains, also indicated chances of expansion and chances of thunderstorms.
Prevalence of low clouds/fog over parts of Al Wusta and Dhofar continued on Monday and most of the governorates were cloudy with chance of isolated rain occasionally thundershower associated with fresh downdraft winds and hail stated the Met Office. Oman Meteorology also said there are chances of late night to early morning low level clouds or fog patches over South Al-Sharqiya, Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates as well as chances of dust rising over deserts and open areas.
Horizontal visibility might reduce during drifting dust, fog and rain, cautioned the Met Office.