Muscat: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently working on a complete revamp of the early warning system under a three-year plan which will be completed by 2025-26.
Under the new system, CAA will be able to provide accurate and localized advisories, which will save human lives and minimize damages to properties, Naif al Abri, CEO of, CAA told the Observer.
While a new automatic meteorological station has been established in Barka, the new early warning project has been supported by the directives of His Majesty the Sultan with RO8 million.
Upgrades to the early warning system will help in flood forecasting, including drawing the map of flowing wadis seven to eight hours in advance.
Abdullah bin Rashid al Khaduri, Director General, of Oman Meteorology, said the Muzn program seeks to upgrade the early warning system, train the national human resources technically and scientifically, and raise the efficiency and quality of warnings, alerts, meteorological services, and early warning.
The program includes the upgrading of the satellite system, the numerical forecast system, the wadis flood forecasting project, and the installation of the Muscat radar, which is expected to be completed in May.