The ROP and PACDA have urged folks to physical exercise caution and steer clear of venturing out into wadis in the course of the rains. Muscat and eight other governorates will witness rains accompanied by heavy winds till Monday morning, the Directorate General of Meteorology has mentioned.
An official from the Oman Met Office mentioned, “These rains are being caused due to low pressure prevalent in most part of the Gulf. Oman could experience heavy rains between 30mm and 75mm, which may lead to overflowing of wadis. Hailstorms are also likely in many parts of the country including Muscat, Musandam, North Batinah, South Batinah, Dakhliyah, North and South Sharqiyah, Dhahirah, and Buraimi. The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) said, “Do not cross any wadis, avoid low-lying areas, and do not sail during thunderous rains.”
Muscat Municipality as well has issued a warning advising folks to remain away from electrical energy poles and waterlogged locations as the weather is most likely to worsen from Saturday evening. In a statement the municipality mentioned, “Everyone is urged to be careful, and stay away from pools of water around light poles and electric substations.”
Rehabilitation centres closed
All private and public rehabilitation centres will be closed in Oman (except Dhofar and Al Wusta) on Sunday, the Ministry of Social Development has announced.
Information Source: Muscat Daily