Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019 | 17 Safar 1441
Tropical low pressure in Arabian Sea leads to rain in Oman

Tropical low stress in Arabian Sea leads to rain in Oman

On Wednesday, a number of components of the nation which includes Muscat city, Amerat, Quriyat, Al Hamra, Rakhyout and Rustaq saw light to heavy rainfall.

The National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre at the Directorate General of Meteorology in Public Authority for Civil Aviation issued an advisory on Wednesday cautioning individuals to stick to climate bulletins just before venturing into the sea and wadis.

“Latest observations and satellite images show the presence of tropical low pressure area located southwest of Arabian Sea near Socotra Island, at latitude 11.5° N and longitude 53.5°E, with surface wind speeds of 17 knots,” the centre stated.

“It will move west to northwest towards the Gulf of Aden in the coming 24 hours without any direct effect on the sultanate.”

It additional stated that the tropical low stress will be connected with convective clouds with likelihood of cloud advection and isolated rain and thundershowers more than Dhofar governorate on Thursday.

The Met workplace also issued an advisory concerning thunderstorm in locations like Ibra, Bahla, Bidiyah, Mudhaibi, Rustaq, Ibri, Saiq, Samail, Nizwa, Amerat, Quriyat, Al Hamra, Izki, Bidbid, Jebel Shams and Yanqul.

The sea state will be moderate to rough along the coastal locations of Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates with maximum wave height of 3m, the Met workplace added.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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