Heavy rain across northern Oman

Oman Saturday 25/March/2017 14:53 PM
By: Times News Service
Heavy rain across northern Oman

Muscat: Heavy rain fell in northern parts of Oman, causing flooding across roads and wadis, a weather enthusiast said.
"Dibba and Musandam were hit by heavy rain. Many low lying areas are still flooded," Bader Ali Al Baddaei, an administrator of www.rathth.net, a local web-based forum that discusses weather in Oman, told the Times of Oman.
On Saturday, Royal Oman Police (ROP) had deployed extra officers near overflowing wadis and low lying areas for the safety of people.
Last Thursday, weather forecasters predicted showers, strong winds, hail and floods for three days beginning on Friday.
The National Early Warning Center at the Directorate General of Meteorology predicted a low depression over several parts of the Sultanate this weekend accompanied by strong winds, showers and hail.
In the forecast, department had predicted that Buraimi, Al Dhahira, North and South Al Batinah, Al Dakhiliya, North and South Al Sharqiyah and Muscat would be affected.