Oman weather: Sultanate braced for sandstorms

Energy Tuesday 22/November/2016 12:30 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman weather: Sultanate braced for sandstorms

Muscat​: Northern parts of Oman are likely to be hit by dust and sandstorms, Oman Meteorology department has tweeted on its official twitter handle.
“In Muscat, Muscat City, Baushar, Amerat and Qurayyat will be hit by sandstorm. There will be sandstorm in Khassab, Sohar, Qalhat, Masirah, Dibba, Sur, Suwaiq, Ras Al Hadd, Mhada and Saham also,” meteorology department has said in a latest report.
In a notice uploaded on its website on Sunday, the department said that the Sultanate may get affected by a trough of low pressure with chances of cloud advection and light isolated rain over governorates of Musandam,North Al-Batinah, South Al-Batinah, Muscat and South Al-Sharqiya starting from evening November 21 until the 24th.
“Strong northeasterly winds will result in drop of the temperature and reduce horizontal visibility due to dust. Sea state is expected to be rough along the coastal areas of Musandam and Oman Sea with maximum wave height ranging between 2.5 to 3 meters,” the notice added