The ROP in a tweet cautioned individuals, “Those travelling to and from Dhofar should be attentive and cautious as active wind is moving sand across the road from Qitbit to Adam, leading to lack of visibility on the stretch of road.”
The Directorate General of Meteorology (DGM) as well stated that there had been possibilities of dust increasing wind more than desert and open places of Dhahirah, Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates.
DGM additional stated, “Northwesterly winds of 15-20 knots on Monday and Tuesday may cause a decrease in horizontal visibility due to blowing dust over the governorates of Dhahirah, Al Wusta and Dhofar.”
In its forecast for August 7, Met stated that cloudy skies will prevail along the coastal places of Dhofar governorate and adjoining mountains with intermittent drizzle. “Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected over the rest of the sultanate with chances of convective clouds development over Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas during afternoon.”
It added that there had been possibilities of late evening to early morning low level clouds or fog patches along the coastal places of Arabian Sea. “And chance of dust rising wind over desert and open areas of Dhahirah, Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates.”
The sea state is anticipated to be rough along the coastal places of Arabian Sea with maximum wave height 4m, and slight along the rest of coastal places with maximum wave height of 1.25m.
Information Source: Muscat Daily