The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources stated that the governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta witnessed heavy to moderate rains as a outcome of Tropical Cyclone Mekunu from May 23-27.
Rainfall measurement stations of the ministry recorded the highest rainfall in Salalah (617mm), which averages 130mm of rainfall annually, whilst the quantity of rainfall in Taqah was 275mm, 221mm in Mirbat, 214mm in Rakhyout, 196mm in Thumrait, 180mm in Sadah, and 80mm in Al Mazyona. In the central governorate, the wilayat of Al Jaser received 15mm of rainfall.
In addition, light rains have been recorded in each the governorates of Dakhliyah and Dhahirah, North Sharqiyah and Buraimi. The ministry stated, that in the wake of the cyclone, it had taken all the essential measures to integrate with the national program response team represented by the National Committee for Civil Defence (NCCD).
A adhere to-up command area was opened in the ministry’s General Office creating and communication lines have been open all through with the directorates in the governorates of Dhofar, Al Wusta and the other governorates that have been anticipated to be impacted by the tropical storm. Prior to that, it was ascertained that the protection dams and other dams, especially these in Dhofar have been prepared for the adverse climate.
Information Source: Muscat Daily