Trough expected to recede today, temperatures to fall in Oman

Oman Tuesday 08/December/2020 22:03 PM
By: Times News Service
Trough expected to recede today, temperatures to fall in Oman
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Muscat: The Al Reham trough of low pressure is expected to end today, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

South Al Sharqiyah’s coastal areas are expected to be affected by isolated morning rain and the temperatures will decrease in most Sultanate governorates.

The trough started affecting the northern parts of Sultanate including Musandam on Monday morning.  These areas witnessed  rain, occasional thundershowers, winds, hail and flash floods. By evening other governorates like North Al Batinah and Al Buraimiwere affected too.

Following the passage of the trough, a moderate to fresh northeasterly wind will affect most of the Sultanate, leading to a noticeable drop in temperature. The sea state will be moderate to rough along the coastal areas of Musandam governorate and Oman Sea with maximum wave height of 2 metres.

On Tuesday, citizens and residents woke up to rain falling across various parts of the country.

The National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre had indicated that a trough of low pressure will affect large parts of the sultanate from December 7 to 9.  

The Civil Aviation Authority advised everyone to take precautions during rain and to check the visibility and sea state before sailing and follow the issued weather bulletins and reports.

Meanwhile, PACA has advised people to exercise caution and avoid the risk of crossing the valley as many governorates are receiving rainfall.