More rain expected across parts of Oman

02 Feb 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Temperatures are expected to plummet this weekend, with weather forecasters predicting more rain around the Sultanate.

According to The Weather Channel, high winds and rain are expected in Muscat tomorrow (February 3), while the temperature will drop to 21 degrees Celsius and 14 overnight. On Saturday, it will be sunny but the windy conditions will persist, while the temperature during the day will be 18 degrees Celsius and just 13 degrees overnight.

Meanwhile, the Oman Meteorology Department was quoted by local media as saying: “The latest weather analysis shows that the Sultanate may be affected by a trough of low pressure with chances of light rain over northern governorates from Wednesday [February 1].

“This will continue for three to four days. Strong northeasterly winds will bring down the temperature. The state of the sea is expected to be rough along the Sea of Oman.”

Just last week, the Sultanate experienced heavy rain in many parts of the country, including the capital, creating havoc on the roads due to heavy flooding and causing the Muscat Festival to close, as well as some schools in badly affected areas.

The spokesman from the Oman Meteorology Department added that rain was also expected in Musandam and other coastal areas around the Sea of Oman.

“[There will be] mainly clear skies over the rest of the Sultanate with chances of fog over Oman Sea coastal areas and governorates of Dhofar, Al Wusta and South Al Sharqiya,” he was quoted by local media as saying.

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