Meteorology warns of heavy rainfall in parts of Oman

Oman Tuesday 24/October/2023 10:34 AM
By: Times News Service
Meteorology warns of heavy rainfall in parts of Oman

Muscat: The tropical storm is located in the coastal areas of Al Mahra governorate in Yemen. Heavy rainfall and strong wind is expected to prevail during the next few hours over the Governorate of Dhofar and southern parts of Al Wusta, Oman Meteorology said in warning No. 9 on the tropical cyclone Tej.

Wind speed around the center is estimated to be between 34 to 50 knots. The coastal, mountainous and parts of desert areas of Dhofar Governorate will continue witnessing heavy rainfall and the flowing of wadis.

 The peak of the impact is expected to continue on Dhofar and Southern parts of Al Wusta Governorates until today afternoon as heavy rainfall ( 50-150 ) mm with expected flash floods and fresh to very severe blowing winds ( 30-50 ) knots . The sea is expected to be very rough ranging between ( 5-8 ) m. In addition, sea water may inundate over low level coastal areas.

The Civil Aviation Authority advises all to take maximum precautions and not to risk crossing wadis and to avoid low - lying areas. It is also advised to avoid venturing into the sea.