Salalah: Dhofar Governorate is witnessing an exceptional Khareef season (Monsoon Season) as continuous rain has covered plains and mountains with lush greenery and flowing of spas and springs.
Every day, the Governorate of Dhofar is receiving thousands of tourists who prefer Salalah as a tourist destination at this time of the year to enjoy the continuous day and night drizzling.
As per the records of the Khareef Salalah Survey 2016 of the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the number of visitors to the Governorate of Dhofar during June 21 to July 19, 2016 stood at 134,779 compared to 70,513 visitors during the same period in 2015.
Dr. Khalid bin Ahmed Al Najjar, Director of Meteorology Services Department in Salalah, Acting Head of the Office of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) in the Governorate of Dhofar said that the indicators point out that the rain levels will be higher this year and that mist associated with drizzle and sporadic rains will affect Dhofar coasts and mountains.
“The amount of rain at Salalah station during June 21 to July 18, 2016 stood at 48.8 mm compared to 4 mm during the same period in 2015,” he added. He concluded: “The rain level in Qairoon Hairiti stood at 32.6 mm in 2016 compared to 16.4 mm in 2015.”