Saturday, June 03, 2023 | Dhu al-Qaadah 13, 1444 H
clear sky
33°C / 33°C

Avoid exposure to direct sunlight as temperatures rise


There is a rise in temperature this weekend, with the maximum range between mid and high 40s in the governorates of Al Batinah North, Al Batinah South and the desert areas. For the next two days, the Oman Met Office has cautioned public to avoid exposure to direct sunlight at noon to avoid sunstroke and heat exhaustion.

A maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius was recorded in Dibba, Sur and Al Suwaiq, and minimum temperature recorded at Jabal Shams (10 degrees Celsius) with a high of 17 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the aerial picture on Thursday showed formation of cumulus clouds over parts of Al Hajar Mountains, with chances of occasional thunderstorms. Rains are expected on the eastern and central Al Hajar Mountains.

Clouds condensation indicated chances of scattered rain on parts of the mountains of Dhofar Governorate.

The weather forecast for Friday stated mainly clear skies with advection of high clouds over most of the governorates and a chance of convective clouds and isolated rain, occasionally thundershowers over Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas in the afternoon with the possibility of isolated rain over parts of Al Dhahirah, Al Wusta and Al Dakhiliyah governorates and desert areas.

There is a chance of isolated rain over the coast of Dhofar Governorate and adjoining mountains. There are also possibilities for late-night to early-morning low-level clouds or fog patches over Al Sharqiyah South, Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates. In addition, there are chances of dust rising over desert and open areas, which could impact visibility.

Along the Sea of Oman coast, winds are expected to be variable light, while along the rest of the governorates, winds will be southerly to southwesterly light to moderate, occasionally fresh along the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea and desert areas.


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