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More rains and thunderstorms have been forecast for many areas around South Batinah and Dakhliyah.

More rains and thunderstorms in South Batinah and Dakhliyah: Directorate General of Meteorology

The Directorate General of Meteorology (DGM) on Monday issued an advisory for widespread thunderstorms in places about South Batinah and Dakhliyah. The two governorates as effectively as wilayats in other governorates had received heavy rainfall in the final couple of days.

The Met division issued advisory for thunderstorms in Ibra, Bahla, Mudhaibi, Rustaq, Ibri, Saiq, Samail, Nizwa, Al Hamra, Izki and Jebel Shams.

According to the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, from July five to 7, Nakhal received highest rainfall at 86mm, followed by 60mm in Ibri, Wadi al Ma’awel 49mm, Al Awabi 47mm, Rustaq 42mm, Yanqul 33mm, Izki 30mm, Nizwa 29mm, and Buraimi 28mm. Light rains have been also received in numerous other wilayats.

In its forecast for Tuesday, Directorate General of Meteorology stated that cloudy skies will prevail along the coastal places of Dhofar governorate and adjoining mountains with intermittent drizzle.

“Mainly clear skies over the rest of the sultanate with chances of convective clouds development with isolated rain over Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas during afternoon. Chances of low level clouds or fog patches along the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea and Sea of Oman during late night to early morning.”

Directorate General of Meteorology stated that ‘winds along the coastal areas of Sea of Oman will be northeasterly, light to moderate during day becoming southwesterly light at night’.

Along the coastal places of the Arabian Sea, it will be southwesterly moderate to fresh and more than the rest of the sultanate winds will be southerly to southwesterly light to moderate. Sea state is anticipated to be rough along the coastal location of Arabian Sea with maximum wave height at 4m and slight along the rest of coastal places with maximum wave height of 1.25m.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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