Oman weather: Rain falls in parts of Sultanate

Energy Sunday 20/March/2016 00:20 AM
By: Times News Service
Oman weather: Rain falls in parts of Sultanate

Muscat: Rain fell in different parts of South Batinah and Muscat on Saturday resulting in overflowing of wadis and slowing traffic flow on the roads, a weather enthusiast citing residents said.
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“Samail, Izki, Sur and Ibri received heavy rain. Residents in many other areas too reported rains,” Bader Ali Al Baddaei, an administrator of, a local Web-based forum that discusses weather in Oman, said.
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Meanwhile, according to meteorological department’s report on Saturday, in the past 24 hours 11.2mm rain fell in Bidiyyah, 2.4 mm in Ibra, 10.8mm in Al Mudhaibi, 8.4mm in Izki and Qalhat and 4mm in Sur.
In its forecast for Sunday, the meteorology department has predicted, rain and thundershower over Al Hajar Mounties and adjacent governorates and the coastal areas of Oman Sea.
Chance of low level clouds or fog patches over governorates of Dhofar, Al Wusta, South and North Al Sharqiyah from late night to early morning has also been predicted.
Meanwhile, as dams have started overflowing in Oman resulting from rainfall caused by the low depression over the Sultanate authorities have warned public to be cautious.
In a tweet, ministry of regional municipalities and water resources have cautioned public to stay away from overflowing dams.
The National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre at PACA, had predicted unstable weather from Wednesday till Friday.
During last week’s rain, the Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance’s (PACDA’s) operations centre had received 332 rescue calls. PACDA data recorded 255 water rescue operations, 37 land rescue operations, 29 fire extinguishing operations, eight ambulance-related calls, and four search operations