Rainfall Measurement Stations Record Highest Rainfall in Salalah

Muscat, Some of the governorates of the Sultanate

reported heavy rainfall due to the presence of local clouds that

followed the tropical situation on Sunday, May 27. In Governorate of

Dhofar, rainfall measurement stations of the Ministry of Regional

Municipalities and Water Resources recorded the highest rainfall in the

Wilayat of Salalah (44 mm), the Wilayat of Taqa (29 mm), and in the

Wilayat of Thumrait (5 mm).

Rain also fell at Al Hajjar Mountains and the neighboring wilayats. In

the Governorate of A’Dhahira, (26 mm) rainfalls were reported in the

Wilayat of Yanqul and (13 mm) in the Wilayat of Ibri. Rain was also

reported in the Governorate of Al-Buraimi, with (7mm) in the Wilayat of

Mahdha, and (3mm) in the Wilayat of al-Buraimi.

Most of the wadis in the Governorate of Dhofar flooded as a

continuation of the impact of the tropical situation and the rains that

were reported yesterday. In the Governorate of A’Dhahira, Wadi Maqar

in the Wilayat of Ibri flooded, in addition to Wadis of Al Arshi and Falaj

Al Sideriyeen in the Wilayat of Yanqul. In the Governorate of al Buraimi,

the wadis of Ajran and Al Fayadh in the Wilayat of Al Buraimi also

flooded, as well as Wadi of Mahdha in the Wilayat of Mahdha.

In the Governorate of Dhofar, as a result of the impact of the tropical

situation and the subsequent rains, the amount of water held in the

protection dam in Salalah increased to 25.88 million cubic meters.

Wadi Sahlnout dam still retains the amount of water 4.6 million cubic


Source: Oman News Agency