Muscat: Residents in northern parts of Oman are witnessing a dip in temperature with cloudy skies and fog covering different areas.
“Skies are cloudy. Morning, fog had blanketed many parts. Temperature is dipping too. It seems it many rain, Krishnadas Menon, a resident in Buraimi, told Times of Oman.
Oman Meteorology Department predicted that today skies will be partly cloudy over the northern governorates and clear over the rest of the Sultanate.
“Chances of late night to early morning low level clouds or fog patches over governorates of North Al-Sharqiya. Also, there is a chance of dust rising over desert and open areas,” the meteorology department said in its forecast.
The meteorology department has also cautioned people to be safe as visibility will be poor during fog patches and blowing dust.
Meanwhile, United Arab Emirates’ weather department has also predicted that windy conditions are expected to continue throughout the long weekend, especially over the sea.
Oman’s north shares borders with UAE.
“A northwesterly wind blowing at speeds between 30kph and 45kph along the coast may increase up to 55kph. In the interior and mountain areas, the wind speeds will be slightly reduced, blowing between 20kph and 35kph, with gusts reaching up to 45kph,” the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said.
The centre said the windy conditions will cause the waves to be rough to very rough in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.
On land, strong winds may cause blowing dust and sand over exposed areas on land, reducing visibility at times.