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Dust storm hits parts of Oman

Light rain forecast in most parts of country

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Muscat: Dust storm hit Buraimi, Ibri and adjacent areas of Dhahirah region in north-west of Oman with light rain forecast from Oman’s Meteorological Department in next 24 hours.

“The wind was blowing at around 35 knots in Buraimi and over 22 in Ibri after dust storm hit the area from [Saturday],” Yahya Al Kindi, Forecaster with the Oman’s Meteorological Department, told Gulf News.

He said that the dust storm is likely to continue on Saturday followed by light rain in Dhahirah. “It will extend up to Northern Batina area and Muscat may also get light rain on Sunday,” he forecasted.

The forecast by Directorate-General of Meteorology and Air Navigation (DGMAN) of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation showed that Oman would be influenced by a low pressure system and unstable weather conditions all through Saturday and Sunday.

However, the day in Muscat was warm with temperatures in the excess of 30 degrees throughout the morning and late afternoon.

The weather forecast was cloudy sky with scattered rains as well as thundershowers accompanied by active winds and hail in Muscat, Musandam, Buraimi, Dhahirah, North Batinah, Dakhiliya and Sharqiyah regions respectively.

Waves will be high and the sea condition will be rough along most of the Sultanate’s coast. It called upon people to exercise caution during rains and avoid crossing overflowing wadis. Fishermen and others were told not to venture into the sea.