Muscat: While many parts of the Sultanate were covered with clouds, Sohar experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday; a weather enthusiast confirmed, quoting the residents.
“Heavy rain fell in some parts of Sohar on Tuesday,” said Bader Ali Al Baddaei, an administrator at www.rthmc.net, a local web-based forum that discusses weather in Oman.
Cloudy skies in Muscat have weakened the temperature, which was hovering around 35 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
“Weather is good for the last couple of days and we hope it will continue like this,” an outdoor worker, who works in Ruwi, said.
“It is not as hot as a few days back, but in the afternoon, its bit hard to tolerate,” Sunil Kumar said. The wilayat of Dalkut in the Dhofar governorate recorded the lowest temperature of 22 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
Temperature levels in other parts of the Sultanate hovered between 25 and 45 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, according
to the Oman Meteorological Department.
Higher temperature level in Muscat in the coming days will be between 27 and 35 degrees Celsius, the Oman Meteorological Department predicted.
It also forecast cloudy skies over the coastal areas of the Dhofar Governorate and adjoining mountains, with intermittent rain on Wednesday.
“Some of the clouds may be an extension of the monsoon low near the India/Pakistan border. There might be some spotty storms in next few days,” a senior official in Accuweather.com said.
Isolated thundershowers over desert areas of the Dhofar Governorate, parts of the Al Wusta Governorate, the Al Hajar Mountains and adjoining areas during Wednesday afternoon have also been forecast.
“Mainly clear skies over the rest of the Sultanate, with existence of high clouds over most of the Sultanate and chances of convective cloud development,” the forecast added.