MUSCAT — The National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued Alert No.2 on the heavy rainfall expected over the Sultanate of Oman. It reads as follows:
“It is expected that heavy thundershowers associated with downdraft fresh winds and hail will fall tomorrow Monday over the governorates of Muscat, South Al Batinah, Musandam, North Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, A’Dhahira, South A’Sharqiyah, and North A’Sharqiyah.
The Civil Aviation Authority advices all to take precautions during thundershower rain, and not to cross Wadis (Flash Flood) and avoid low-lying areas and not to sail during alert period”.
Heavy Thundershowers Expected: CAA
The latest weather maps and analyses of the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre show the formation of stratus clouds since early morning with scattered rain falling at sea off the coasts of Muscat and South Al Batinah governorates and on the Governorates of Musandam and Al Buraimi.
The forecast indicates opportunities for rainfall to cover the rest of the northern governorates.
Aisha Juma Al Qasmi, a Meteorologist at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) told Oman News Agency (ONA) that today’s forecasts indicate chances of heavy thundershowers with downdraft fresh winds and hail that lead to flash floods. The weather condition’s peak impact is expected to be tomorrow (Monday).
The weather condition is expected to affect the following governorates: Musandam, North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, A’Dhahirah, Muscat, A’Dakhiliyah, North A’Sharqiyah, South A’Sharqiyah and parts of the governorates of Al Wusta and Dhofar.
Rainfall is expected to be concentrated on the coasts of the Sea of Oman and the Governorates of Musandam and Al Buraimi.