Temperatures are expected to touch the mid-40s in the coming days, Oman Meteorology said in a statement as Saturday recorded the hottest day of this season.
According to the Met, some stations will record maximum temperatures on Sunday and Monday that may exceed the mid-forties in some areas in the governorates of
North al Batinah, South al Batinah, Muscat, and the desert areas of the governorates of Al-Dhahirah, Al-Wusta, and Dhofar.
There have been apprehensions over the severity of summer heat during May and July, with several countries in Asia facing fighting heat waves this year.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) urged people, especially outdoor workers, to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, especially during the afternoon, as there is a possibility of experiencing sunstrokes, heat exhaustion, and other symptoms associated with high temperatures. Many jobs and field activities require workers to be exposed to sunlight and high temperatures,” the report said.
It urged that work hours for workers should include rest periods during the peak heat hours.
The WHO warned people to avoid going outside during the hottest time of the day.
“Take cool showers or baths. Alternatives include cold packs and wraps, towels, sponging, foot baths, etc. Wear light, loose-fitting clothes made of natural materials. If you go outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat or cap and sunglasses. Use light bed linen, sheets, and no cushions to avoid heat accumulation,” the WHO said.