Rainfall amounts in Oman exceed 2018 cyclone Mekunu
Tuesday 02/June/2020 11:26 AM
By: Times News Service
Muscat: The amount of rain recorded during the tropical depression equals almost twice the rainfall recorded during the tropical cyclone Mikunu 2018.
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources released data on the highest amount of rainfall recorded during the last tropical storms that the Sultanate has weathered.
According to the data, the highest amount of rain recorded during the tropical depression in 2020 amounted to 1,055 mm at the Jabal Samhan station in the wilayat of Mirbat, which was monitored for five days, compared to 680 mm of rain recorded during the tropical cyclone Mekunu at the Ghedo station in the wilayat of Salalah, during the past five days. For tropical cyclone Guno in 2007, the highest amount of rain was recorded in wilayat of Dima wa Tayeen, which reached 987 mm within two days.
The Ministry’s data came after users on social media discussed these amounts and debated if new historical records had been set in the past five days.