Thursday, February 22, 2024 | Sha'ban 11, 1445 H
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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Summer rains continue but temperatures stay high

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By 11 am, the Oman Met Office observed the formation and activity of local clouds over Al Hajar Mountains, as well as in the mountainous areas of Al Dakhiliyah and South Al Batinah.


These areas have the potential for cloud expansion, leading to rain. Notably, Samayil experienced heavy rainfall.


The Oman Met Office has issued a public advisory to exercise caution during thunderstorms, as they may be accompanied by hailstones, active downward winds, and flowing wadis.


Cloud formations have also been expanding over the mountains of Muscat and the coasts of South Al Sharqiyah, increasing the chances of rain.


Monitoring stations along the coasts of the Sea of Oman have recorded a significant rise in temperatures, with Suhar and Al Suwaiq reaching 44ºC, while Liwa and Saham recorded 43ºC. Daba, Muscat, and Al Amerat reached 42ºC.


The weather forecast for Saturday indicates mainly clear skies with the advection of high clouds across most governorates. There is a possibility of convective cloud development and isolated rain, occasionally accompanied by thundershowers and fresh downdraft winds over the Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas during the afternoon. There are also chances of isolated rain and occasional thundershowers over the coast of the Dhofar Governorate and nearby mountains.


Additionally, there may be low-level clouds or fog patches along parts of the coasts of South Al Sharqiyah, Al Wusta, and Dhofar governorates during late night to early morning. Dust rising is expected over desert and open areas.


Along the Oman Sea coast, winds are forecasted to be southeasterly, ranging from light to moderate. In the remaining governorates, winds will be southerly to southwesterly, also light to moderate, occasionally fresh along the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea and desert regions.


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