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Heavy rains lash across Oman; Schools in Amerat, Quriyat closed


Muscat: Rains continue to lash many parts of the governorates as continued activity of cumulus clouds and rainfall of varying intensity have been recorded in parts of Al Dhahirah, Al Dakhiliyah, South Al Batinah, and North al Batinah.

Wadis are active in the wilayats of North Al Batinah, Al Dhahirah and Al Dakhiliyah. The flow and formation of clouds are over the central deserts and the desert areas of Dhofar, with chances of rain later.

Due to the weather conditions school as well as evening classes have been suspended in the wilayats of Al-Amerat and Qurayyat today. The classes are to be resumed tomorrow, Wednesday, according to Oman News Agency.

The governorates of Dhofar and Musandam received thunderstorms accompanied by winds on Monday evening as the Ministry of Education issued a decision suspending classes at all public and private schools in the governorates of Musandam, North Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, and Al Dhahirah, on Tuesday, as more rains are expected.

The weather forecaster at Oman Met Office said other governorates will also receive rain.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources had called on farmers, livestock breeders, beekeepers, and fishermen in the governorates expected to be affected by rains, to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of their property, and called on everyone to move away from dams and wadis.

Due to expected heavy thundershowers, there are chances of wadis overflowing in many governorates. The peak is expected to be on Tuesday morning. The upper trough impact is expected to extend to South Al Batinah, Al Dakhiliyah, Muscat, South Al Sharqiyah, North Al Sharqiyah, and later in the night towards Al Wusta and Dhofar.

Civil Aviation Authority has requested the public to avoid low-lying areas and not to cross wadis.

The alert period ends on Wednesday.

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