Latest: Rain, hail fall in Batinah region
Muscat: Even after repeated warnings from police to refrain from crossing wadis during rain, rescue personnel had to rush to save a person stuck in his vehicle in an overflowing wadi in Saham.
Nearly one hour after tweeting about the stranded person, the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance informed around 8:30pm that the person had been rescued and was in good health.
The man was stuck in his vehicle in a wadi in Sur Al Shiaydi in Saham.
Video: Rain in Muscat
Meanwhile, weather enthusiasts said that there was heavy rain and hailstorm in many parts of Batinah and Muscat.
“Heavy rain fell in Madha, Sohar, Shinas, Liwa, Buraimi, Bid Bid, Rustaq and Baushar. Rain also fell in different parts of Muscat. Wadis are overflowing in Batinah region and there are reports of traffic gridlock. Hailstorm fell in Rustaq and Sohar area,” Badar Ali Nasser Al Baddaei, a weather enthusiast who maintains an exclusive blog for weather updates, told Times of Oman.
Watch: Sohar experiencing hailstorm
According to Oman meteorology’s latest update, 39 mm rain fell in Madha, 14mm in Baushar, 11.8 mm in Sohar, 11 mm in Bid Bid and Saham.
In its forecast for Wednesday, Oman Meteorology Department has predicted rain in northern parts of Oman and along the coastal areas of Al Wusta Governorate.