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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Expect cool temperatures today

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Muscat, Dec 3 - A drop in temperature and clouds advection towards the coastal areas of Arabian Sea is likely on Monday, said the Met Office.


It has also predicted clear skies on Tuesday over most of the Sultanate with chance of clouds advection towards the coastal areas of Arabian Sea.


Clear to partly cloudy skies were seen over the Musandam Governorate and the coastal areas of Oman Sea.


Northerly to northeasterly light to moderate winds are expected over most of the Sultanate, with occasional fresh winds along the coastal areas.


Seawaves are likely to be moderate to rough along most of the coast with a maximum wave height ranging between 2 and 3 metres.


Coolest temperatures have been recorded in Jabal Shams with a maximum of 12 degrees Celsius and minimum 4 degrees.


No Ockhi effect: Meanwhile, the General Directorate Meteorology and Air Navigation, Public Authority for Civil Aviation, has ruled out any impact from Cyclone Ockhi on Oman.


The statement comes amid rumours on social media about the likely impact of the cyclone, which ravaged parts of south India, on coastal Oman.


“There won’t be any direct impact of the cyclone (on Oman),” a senior official told the Observer.


However, we can expect fresh winds with a considerable drop in temperature.


“We can expect fresh winds along the coast and the temperatures will drop considerably, while the sea levels are expected to rise. However, there’s no reason to panic,” he added.


Meanwhile, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has warned against spreading rumours and triggering panic among the people.


“Spreading rumours is a punishable offence. Those found to be doing so are bound to be punished as per relevant sections of the cyber law,” a senior ROP official said.


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