Rains lash Oman’s Musandam governorate

Muscat: Rough sea with (2-3) meters has been predicted over coasts of Musandam and moderate sea with two meters along Sea of Oman, said Oman Meteorology on Monday. There have been reports of moderate to heavy rains in Khasab, Musandam.

Authorities have warned of a decrease in horizontal visibility during the late night and early morning periods in parts of the governorates of the South al Sharqiyah, Dakhiliyah and Al Wusta, and some coastal areas of the Sea of Oman due to fog formations.

The National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre weather analysis said a trough of low pressure ( al Reham Trough ) is expected to affect the northern parts of the Sultanate from Monday, December 7 -9.

There are chances of rain occasionally thundershowers may be associated with fresh winds, hail precipitation, and flash floods ( wadis ) over the governorate of Musandam Monday morning, extending gradually during the evening over North al Batinah and al Buraimi governorates.
The governorates of south al Batinah, Muscat, Al Dakhliyah, North al Sharqiyah, and South al Sharqiyah will be affected by the trough on Tuesday and Wednesday following the passage of the trough, a moderate to the fresh northeasterly wind is forecast to affect most of the Sultanate, leading to a noticeable drop in temperature.
Sea state will be moderate to rough along with the coastal areas of Musandam governorate and Oman Sea with a maximum wave height of 2.5 meters.
Civil Aviation Authority has advised all to take precautions during rain and wadis and to check the visibility and sea state before sailing and follow the instructions.


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