Muscat: In its latest weather update, the National Early Warning Centre for Multiple Hazards indicates that the Sultanate of Oman’s atmosphere is likely to be affected by two low air pressures, starting today until next Wednesday.
On Friday evening, the eastern parts of the Musandam Governorate witnessed sporadic rains of varying intensity, which led to the flow of wadis. It is expected that the rains will continue sporadically in the governorate for the next two days.
The effect of the first low pressure will continue until Sunday. It will be accompanied by a flow of clouds with chances of rain of varying intensity, associated with thunderstorms in the governorates of Musandam, North Al Batinah and Al Buraimi.
1- Sporadic rainfall of varying intensity from 10mm to 30 mm may lead to runoff in Wadis.
2- Active downward winds, with speeds ranging from 15 to 30 knots (30-60 km/h).
3- The sea waves will rise on the coasts of the western Musandam Governorate, reaching a maximum height of two and a half metres.
From Monday, 26 December to Wednesday, 28 December the effect of second low pressure is expected which will be accompanied by a gradual flow of clouds over most of the northern governorates of the Sultanate of Oman, with chances of rain of varying intensity (10-50 mm).
Details of the expected impact of this situation will be updated within the next 48 hours.
The Civil Aviation Authority has called on citizens and residents to take precautions and caution during rains, valleys overflow. Horizontal visibility will be low and people are advised to check the state of the sea before venturing out and follow the weather bulletins issued by the authorities.