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Muscat: Rain and hail fell in different parts of Muscat and Batinah regions, weather enthusiast said quoting residents.
“Heavy rain fell in Muscat, Seeb, Qurum, Al Khoud, Barka, Mawelah, Kabourah, Suwaiq, Sohar, Mussannah and many other places. Waids are overflowing in many places. There were hailstorm in Yanqul,” Bader Ali Al Baddaei administrator of www.rthmc.net, a local Web-based forum that discusses weather in Oman, told the Times of Oman.
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According to Oman Meteorology Department, thunderstorm is expected in Muscat City, Rustaq, Ibra, Sohar Majis, Samail, Bahla, Qalhat, Nizwa, Qaboos Port, Adam, Sur, Suwaiq, Mudhebi Mhout, Saiq, Ras Al Hadd, Al Amerat, Bidiya, Yanqual, Baushar, Qurayyat, Bid Bid, Saham, Jabal Shams, Al Khaburah, Al Hamra and Izki.
In its forecast for Thursday, meteorology department has predicated rain in Muscat, North and South Al Sharqiyah.
On Tuesday, 28mm rain fell in Sur, while in Nizwa it was 7.2 mm. In Qalhat the rain was 21.4mm, and in Bidiya it was 6.0mm.
In Ras Al Hadd it was 14.6mm, and in Samail it was 5.8mm. At Muscat airport it was 7.4mm and in Saiq it was 5.4mm.
Last Sunday, meteorology department had predicted rain for three days beginning from Monday afternoon.