MUSCAT, Heavy to moderate rains lashed parts of the Sultanate on Friday. Heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorms, drenched several areas around Al Hajar Mountains and Al Dhahirah deserts, Dhofar mountains and the surrounding areas. Aerial satellite image showed cumulus clouds in the skies, resulting in the rain.

The Met department has warned of a decrease in horizontal visibility.

The National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Centre’s weather analysis indicated that the Sultanate would be affected by a trough of low pressure (Al Khair Trough) between April 29 and May 1.

There is a possibility for rains of varying intensity, thunderstorms, accompanied by active winds and hail in most of the governorates of the Sultanate.

Royal Oman Police has warned of flowing wadis due to heavy rains in the Governorate of Musandam and areas around the Hajar Mountains and its adjacent areas. There are also chances of rising dust in open places.

The sea state will be moderate with a maximum wave height of 2.5 metres.

Oman Meteorology called on citizens and residents to take caution during heavy rains that may lead to flowing of wadis.

Source: Oman Observer