Oman turns green due to rains

Oman Monday 27/January/2020 00:33 AM
By: Times News Service

Muscat: The country has turned all green after recording rainfalls across the Sultanate in the past days.

According to the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Khasab has recorded over 50 Millimeter (mm) of rainfall between 23 and 25 January.
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“Rainfall report for a number of the Wilayats of the Sultanate from 23 - 25 January 2020 are: 53 mm in Khasab, 46 mm in Bukha, 15 mm in Bawshar, 14 mm in Al Amarat, 7 mm in Wadi Maawil, 5 mm in Rustaq, 5 mm in Mutrah, 4 mm in Dibba, 2 mm in Nakhl, 2 mm in Al Masnaah, Barka and Nizwa, and 1 mm in Al Awabi, Muscat, Al Hamra, Bahla and Dima Wattayeen,” the ministry said.

However, last week, the Ministry announced that the highest rainfall was recorded in Muscat Governorate between January 14-15, 2020.
“Muscat governorate received the highest amount of rain over the last 24 hours [January 15]. Seeb received 139 millimetres of rain. Muttrah also received high rainfall with 54 mm registered. After this, Bausher registered 37 mm of rain.

“In South Al Sharqiyah, Sur recorded 66 mm of rainfall. Barka recorded 32 mm of rain. After this, Kasab in Musandam governorate received 31 mm of rainfall,” the Ministry said.

“In South Al Batinah, Suwaiq recorded the highest amount of rainfall with 27 mm registered. There was also a little bit of rain in Al Dhahirah governorate, where Ibri recorded 2 mm of rain, and some places in Samail in Al Dakhliyah as well, with 2 mm recorded. There was some rain in Mhadah, but that was not a big amount," the Ministry added.

The rain was caused due to areas of low pressure over several parts of Oman, and thus turned the country into a beautiful green colour.

In Muscat Governorate, Jabal Hamria, Wadi Kabir and Quriyat could be seen draped in lush green colours while Shinas, Saham, Al Khaburah and Sohar in North Al Batinah. Jabal Akhdar in Al Dakhliya and Jabal Surat in Ibri which is in Al Dhahirah governorate had the same scenery.

People across the country were seen to be enjoying the weather that brought in this beautiful sight for sore eyes. Many opted for a day trip to the green mountains, taking maximum opportunity of the beauty while some stayed the night under the light of the stars.

In addition to that, according to Oman Meteorology, the flow of clouds over Muscat and other governorates of the Sultanate are expected to continue.

“Clear to partly cloudy skies over most of the Sultanate with chances of isolated rain over Musandam and South Al Sharqiyah governorates and along parts of the coastal areas of Oman Sea and Al Hajar mountains and adjoining areas. Chances of dust rising and wind over deserts and open areas and chances of late night to early morning low level clouds or fog patches over Al Buraimi and Al Dhahirah governorates,” Oman Meteorology said in a statement.

“Over most of the Sultanate, winds will be northwesterly light to moderate and fresh over Musandam and along the coastal areas of Oman Sea and over deserts and open areas,” they added.