Monday, 9 Dec 2019 | 12 Rabi Al Thani 1441
Summer tale: Al Sininah sizzles at 49.5°C

Summer tale: Al Sininah sizzles at 49.5°C

The Met workplace stated that the heat varied among 48°C and 49°C in the desert locations on Tuesday. It additional forecast that intense heat will be witnessed in Fahud, Haima and Adam with mercury soaring to 49°C, whilst Samail, Nizwa, Ibri and Bahla will encounter 48°C.

The Met workplace also stated that there is a possibility of active northwest winds (20 to 25 knots) in the governorates of Buraimi, Dakhliyah, Dhahirah, Al Wusta and Dhofar major to the rise of dust and dirt with the occasional low horizontal visibility more than the subsequent two days.

Mercury has been soaring this month with Oman recording the season’s highest temperature at 47°C on June 10. Buraimi, Rustaq and Sur registered 47°C, Musannah 46°C whilst Muscat recorded 45°C on that day.

According to Met’s historical information, the highest typical summer time temperature is 44.1°C recorded in Haima, followed by 43.8°C in Fahud. The highest typical for Muscat is 40°C.

The Met workplace stated that clear to partly cloudy skies are anticipated along the coastal locations of Dhofar and primarily clear skies more than rest of the sultanate on Wednesday.

“There are chances of cloud developments over Al Hajar Mountains during afternoon.” The sea will be rough with maximum wave height of 4m along the Arabian Sea coast and moderate along the Sea of Oman coast with maximum wave height at 1.25m.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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