Muscat: Oman’s National Multi-Hazards Early Warning Centre has issued a weather alert on a depression forming in Arabian sea that is extending into the Sultanate. Due to this, the weather will be cloudy in most of the governorates of the Sultanate, with chances of rain that may be accompanied by thunderstorms in Dhofar, Al Wusta, and South Al Sharqiyah. The mountainous region of Oman will also receive moderate rainfall due to this.
Many parts of Oman, apart from the Dhofar region which is currently under a monsoon spell, have been getting a steady downpour for the last couple of days.
Since morning today, a cloudy weather prevailed in most parts of Dhofar and the capital Muscat. The seas are expected to be rough with waves of Arabian Sea flanking Dhofar region reaching a height of up to four metres and the waves of Sea of Oman in the capital region reaching up to two metres.
With rain-bearing clouds gathering momentum, a downpour is expected in many regions in the evening hours. Coastal areas will experience moderate winds, which will turn active in Arabian Sea coast of Dhofar.
The report warned of rough seas, low horizontal visibility during thunderstorms, and the possibility of overflowing wadis in the Dhofar Governorate and in the Hajar Mountains. Jebel Shams in the Hajar range a pleasant low temperature of 20 degrees Celsius with Salalah clocking 25, and Seeb (capital area), 30.