Heavy Rain Recorded in Oman, More Rain Ahead
Muscat: The tropical condition Tej that struck Yemen not only brought heavy rains but also damaged roads, and disrupted power and communications networks, according to Times of Oman Report. Cyclone tej landfalled in Yemen yesterday. Now it weakens and lies near the Yemen- Arabia border, according to metbeat news meteorologists. the remenet of tej flow moisture over oman it will result rain coming days says our experts.
Said Mohamed Tabuk, Director of Roads and Land Transport in Dhofar Governorate, confirmed that most roads in the province affected by the tropical Tej weather have been reopened. An exception was Argut-Ashikhart Road, which was kept closed lest it might develop debris due to persistent rains.
Tabuk told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the teams of the Directorate General of Roads and Land Transport in Dhofar carried out the restoration operations in cooperation with private sector companies.
Tabuk cautioned that some roads might be closed due to an observed rise in water levels due to flowing Wadis and continuous rains.
No human loss, well prepared
However, there were no reports of human losses or drowning incidents as the government took preventive steps before the cyclone made landfall in the region.
The Wilayat of Rakhyut in Dhofar Governorate recorded the highest amount of rainfall with more than 200 mm from Sunday, October 22, till Tuesday, October 24 due to the tropical storm Tej.
According to the data showed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, the Wilayat of Rakhyut received 232 mm of rains, followed by the Wilayat of Dhalkut with 203 mm and the Wilayat of Salalah 56 mm.
Classes will continue to be suspended in all schools in the wilayats of Dhalkut, Rakhyut and some areas in Al-Mazyouna on Wednesday and Thursday, October 25-26,2023.
#CycloneTej hit Yemen yesterday also and stalled over the eastern part of the country and western Oman. Some of these areas are receiving more rain in days than they’d normally see in decades. https://t.co/bOA5GNr2wo
— James Geary 🇺🇦🌻 (@JamesMGeary) October 25, 2023
storm tej weakens
The storm that had been downgraded to depression is expected to fade away by Wednesday morning.
Oman News Agency (ONA), reported that the Directorate General of Education in Dhofar Governorate announces the continued suspension of studies in all schools (governmental and private) in the wilayats of Dhalkut and Rakhyut and the following schools in the Wilayat of Al-Mazyouna: (Al-Ahqaf), (Ibn Al-Dhahabi), (Harwib) and (Andat) on Wednesday and Thursday.
Meanwhile the Military Subcommittee for Emergency Management continues holding its meetings in the Governorate of Dhofar.
The committee held a meeting under the chairmanship of Brigadier Abdulkadim Ibrahim Al Ajmi, Commander of Infantry Brigade (11) of the Royal Army of Oman.
They monitored latest developments and reviewed measures undertaken by the Sultan’s Armed Forces and other departments at the Ministry of Defence.
All the basic services sector is currently working to restore services in several wilayats of Dhofar Governorate affected by the tropical condition Tej.
Engineer Abdullah bin Mubarak Al Hashemi, Coordinator of the Basic Services Sector, said that the power has been restored in most of the wilayats of Dhofar Governorate.
He stated that the communications network in the states of Dhofar Governorate is operating normally, and 11 communications stations are currently being dealt within the states of Thumrait, Dhalkut, Rakhyut, the wilayats of Shalim, and the Halaniyat Islands, which were affected by the tropical condition Tej.
Cyclone disintegrated quickly due to
🔺 Interaction with land
🔺Strong winds in the upper atmosphere
🔺Dry air being drawn into the system.
— @SquareRaindrop (@SqRaindrop) October 24, 2023
rain to continue
Meanwhile the Sultanate of Oman may be affected by an air depression for three days starting Thursday, October 26, 2023 till Saturday, October 28, 2023, said Oman Meteorology.
Oman’s Meteorological Department announced that the Sultanate’s atmosphere may be affected by an atmospheric depression from October 26 to 28, 2023. Clouds of varying heights are expected to move over the northern provinces, with isolated cumulus rainfall activity possible over the Hajar Mountains and adjacent areas, as well as isolated rainfall activities with strong downward winds. Rain and possibly thunderstorms are possible.
Heavy rainfall is expected in some parts of Oman starting today, CAA) announced
A statement issued by CAA, said, ‘Due to the heavy thunderstorms, associated with strong winds and the possibility of hail, the rainfall is expected in the governorates of Musandam, North Batinah, Buraimi, Dhahirah, South Batinah, Muscat, Dakhliyah, North Sharqiyah and South Sharqiyah. The heaviest rainfall is expected to be over Hajar Mountains and the adjacent areas, extending to the coast of the Oman Sea.’
According to CAA, ‘Heavy rainfalls expected may range between 20mm to 80mm and may cause flash floods.’
‘Strong downdrafts with speed pf 15kt to 40kt, chances of hails, poor horizontal visibility due to dust rising during thundershowers,’ it stated.
The Civil Aviation Authority advices all to take precautions during thundershowers, not to cross wadis, avoid low areas, and not venture into the sea during the warning period.
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