Muscat: Heavy rains have started to fall in Baushar, Seeb and Al Khoud, residents said.
“It has started to rain heavily in Seeb. Traffic has slowed down due to slippery roads. Visibility is also low,” Suresh Kumar K, a salesman, said.
Bader Ali Al Baddaei, an administrator of www.rthmc.net, a local web-based forum that discusses weather in Oman, said Baushar and Al Khoud areas are also hit by rain.
“Skies are cloudy in Muscat and rain is expected soon,” Al Baddaei added.
Earlier in the day, Oman meteorology department had predicted thunderstorms in Muscat, Baushar, Al Amerat, Quriyat, Rustaq, Ibra and other parts of Oman.
The department also said that horizontal visibility may reduce during dust rising winds.
“Rain is also expected in Nizwa, Suwaiq, Mudhabi, Sunaynah, Saiq, Yanqul, Bidbid, Jabal Shams, Al Hamra and Izki,” the department had added.
During the last 24 hours, 16.8mm rain fell in Buraimi, 16.1mm fell in Muscat, 24 mm in Dhank, 14.4mm Sunnaih and 20.6mm in Yanqul
Yesterday, wadis were overflowing, Muscat Festival activities were halted and some of the schools declared a holiday due to heavy rain.