Oman weather: Heavy rain in Sharqiyah, Quriyat and Al Qaabil

Oman Sunday 20/March/2016 22:56 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman weather: Heavy rain in Sharqiyah, Quriyat and Al Qaabil

Latest: 25-50mm rainfall expected in parts of Sultanate
Muscat: Heavy rain fell in Sharqiyah, Quriyat and Al Qaabil area on Sunday afternoon, weather enthusiast said quoting residents.
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“Wadis were overflowing in Qaabil and other areas. Meanwhile, there was moderate rain fall in Saham, Sohar, Barka, Suwaiq and Suwaiq,” Bader Ali Al Baddaei, an administrator of, a local Web-based forum that discusses weather in Oman, told Times of Oman.
Meanwhile, Oman meteorology department has predicted flash flood, thundershower and hailstorm from Tuesday till Thursday in Muscat, Mussandam, Buraimi, Dhahira, Batinah, Sharqiyah, Al Wusta and Dhofar due to a deep upper air trough.
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The public authority for civil aviation has advised people to be cautious during rain.
According to Jason Nicholls, a senior meteorologist at, there will be some storms over far north-east Oman.
“Isolated rain possible on Sunday; more rain, locally heavy, for Oman and UAE later next week,” the meteorologist tweeted on his official Twitter handle.
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.
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.
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.