Muscat: Oman Meterology has warned of heavy thundershowers over the governorates of Musandam, North al Batinah, Al Buraimi, and Al Dhahirah which may range between 30 mm to 80 mm (within 24 hours), which will extend gradually during the afternoon and evening over governorates of South Al Batinah, Al Dakhyliah, Muscat, South al Sharqiyah and North al Sharqiyah and later at night over governorates of Al Wusta and Dhofar.
CAA has advised all to take precautions during thundershowers, do not cross Wadis and avoid low land areas, and do not sail during the alert period.
This weather situation will continue until Wednesday, March 29.
Dust and dirt rising in the coming hours due to the active southeasterly wind movement (15-20) knots over the Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates can affect the level of horizontal visibility.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has urged to take precautions during thundershowers, avoid crossing Wadis and avoid low land areas and not sail during the alert period.
1. Wadies flow over some areas and thundershowers are occasionally associated with fresh downdraft winds and hail.
2. Reduction in horizontal visibility during thundershowers.
3. Sea state will be moderate to rough with maximum wave height ranging from 1.5 meters to 3 meters along most of the coasts.