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Oman weather: Storms likely to hit Sultanate

Oman Tuesday 14/June/2016 18:18 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman weather: Storms likely to hit Sultanate

REJIMON K
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Muscat: Storms are likely to hit Oman and Yemen later next week, global meteorology models show. According to a meteorologist at Accuweather.com there can be showers and storms in Oman.
“With some help from the major fluctuation in tropical weather scattered showers and storms can return to Yemen and Oman later next week. Exact timing is a bit uncertain but likely not until around the 24th this month at the earliest,” Jason Nicholls, a senior meteorologist at Accuweather.com said.
“It is not a tropical cyclone bringing the threat of rain it is somewhat an extension of South West Monsoon expanding. Several models show rain chances. However, models differ on timing. We are talking nearly two weeks out. It is very hard to nail down details that far in advance,” the meteorologist added.
Currently, while Muscat has been gripped by a sweltering heat wave, residents in Salalah are enjoying cool weather.
Last Sunday in Muscat the temperature hovered around 46 to 47, while the temperature in Suwaiq was recorded at 50 degree Celsius, in many other places it hovered around 49 degree Celsius.
According to global meteorologists, temperatures have risen on average around 1.5°C (2.7°F) above the pre-industrial average—a threshold that’s being considered by international negotiators as a new goal for limiting warming.
While an exceptionally strong El Niño weather phenomenon has provided a boost to temperatures in recent months, the primary driver has been the heat that has built up due to decades of unabated greenhouse gas emissions.