Muscat: Qarn Alam was the hottest place in the Sultanate on Monday, registering a maximum temperature of 48.9 degrees Celsius, according to a statement from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).
The other places that registered the hottest maximum temperatures in the country were Fahud at 48.4 degrees, Ibri at 48.3 degrees, Mudhaibi at 47.9 degrees, Khasab at 47.7 degrees and Qabil at 46.6 degrees Celsius.
On the other hand, the coolest place in Oman on Monday was Qairoon Hriti, with the minimum temperature at 20.9 degrees Celsius. This was followed by Dhalkut at 21.2 degrees, Shalim at 22.6 degrees, Ras Al Hadd at 23.3 degrees, Masirah at 25.1 degrees and Thumrait at 25.3 degrees.
Moreover, the Khareef season continues as intermittent rain has been forecast for coastal regions of Dhofar. The governorates of Wusta, Dakhiliyah and Dhahirah will be affected by a dust storm, while fog is likely to cloud the Arabian Sea coastline, with seas being choppy.
“Cloudy skies over coastal areas of Dhofar governorate and adjoining mountains with chance of intermittent drizzle. Mainly clear skies over the rest of the Sultanate with chances of late night to early morning low level clouds or fog patches along the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea.
“There is a chance of dust and rising winds over the desert and open areas of Al Wusta, Al Dahirah and Al Dakhliyah governorates. Rough seas are expected along the Arabian Sea coast,” PACA said, in an official statement.