New trough to affect weather in Oman

Oman Monday 23/January/2023 15:29 PM
By: Times News Service
New trough to affect weather in Oman
Northern governorates expected to receive high amounts of rainfall.

Muscat: An upper air trough is likely to affect the Sultanate of Oman from Wednesday, January 25 until Saturday, January 28, 2023 said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The peak of the effect will be on Wednesday and Thursday, with the northern governorates expected to receive the highest amount of rainfall.

CAA said in a report NO 1: “The latest weather updates and analysis of the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center indicate that an upper air trough is likely to affect the Sultanate of Oman between January 25 and 28. With chances of isolated rain with occasional thundershowers over the governorates of Musandam, North al Batinah, South Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahira, Al Dakhiliya, and Muscat. Cloud formation is expected to gradually extend to the governorates of North al Sharqiyah, South al Sharqiyah, Al Wusta, and Dhofar,” CAA added.

Expected Impacts:

1. Accumulation of isolated rainfall ranging from 10 to 60 mm may cause overflow of valleys.

2. Chances for frost over mountain peaks.

3. Fresh downdraft winds with speeds of 15 to 40 kt (28 - 74 km/h).

4. Sea state will be moderate to rough along the coastal areas of the Sea of Oman with maximum wave height ranging between two to three meters.

5. Rapid decrease in temperature over most of the governorates, especially over the mountain peaks.

The authority advises all to take precaution during rainfall and follow the weather bulletin closely.