Muscat: The latest weather updates and analysis of the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center indicated an upper air trough will affect the Sultanate of Oman on the evening of November 16 (Thursday).
There are chances of thunderstorms of varying intensity associated with fresh downdraft winds and hail over Musandam governorate on Thursday, gradually extending on Friday and Saturday to include the governorates of Al Buraimi, North al Batinah, South al Batinah, Al Dhahirah, Al Dakhiliyah, and Muscat.
There are also chances of isolated rainfall in the governorates of North al Sharqiyah and South al Sharqiyah on Saturday and Sunday.
1. Clouds advection and formation with thunderstorms of varying intensity (10-50 mm) associated with hail, which may cause wadies to flow.
2. Active downdraft winds with speeds ranging between (15 to 30 kt) (28-56km/h).
3. Chances of rise in wave height to moderate (2 meters) along Musandam west coasts and Oman Sea coasts during the effect of thunderstorms.
CAA advised citizens and residents to take precautions during rainfall and wadies flow and to check visibility and sea state before sailing and to follow the issued weather bulletins & reports.