Muscat, Weather analysis in the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Centre indicate the continuous effect of a trough of low pressure over the northern parts of the Sultanate starting from this evening, 9 January 2020 till next Sunday, 12 January 2020.

A report today issued by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) said that chances of various intensities of rains occasionally thundershowers, associated with hail, fresh wind and flash floods expected over the governorates of Musandam and North Al Batinah, and extending gradually on Friday, 10 January, to cover the governorates of Al Buraimi, South Al Batinah, A'Dhahira, Muscat, A'Dakhiliya, North A'Sharqiya and South A'Sharqiya.

The weather condition is associated with fresh southeasterly wind causing dust to rise and haze over deserts and open areas. Sea state will be moderate to rough along most of the Sultanate's coasts with wave height ranging between 2 meters to 3 meters. Wind may cause seawater inundation over low coastal areas coinciding with high tide.

Northerly wind is expected aftermath of the trough causing a noticeable drop in temperature over most parts of the Sultanate, as well as frost formation over mountains.

PACA advices the public to exercise caution while raining that causes reduced visibility, avoid crossing wadis and venturing into the sea.

Source: Oman News Agency