Effects of trough to begin in several governorates including Muscat

Oman Thursday 16/November/2023 13:34 PM
By: Times News Service
Effects of trough to begin in several governorates including Muscat
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Muscat: An upper air trough will affect the Sultanate of Oman from today until the morning of Sunday 19th of November 2023. The peak of the impact will be on Friday.

Oman Meteorology said: The latest weather updates and analysis of the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Center indicate that, the advection and development of clouds is expected with chances of thunderstorms of varying intensity associated with fresh downdraft winds and hail over Musandam, Al Buraimi, and North Al Batinah governorates and gradually extending toward South Al Batinah, Al Dhahira, Al Dakhylia, Muscat, North Al Shargiya and South Al Shargiya.”

The peak of the impact will be on Friday over Musandam, Al Buraimi, North and South Al Batinah governorates and Al Hajar Mountains. Additionally, chance for cloud advection and isolated rain over the coastal areas of Danaher and Al Wusta governorates. 

Details of daily weather condition: 

1. Clouds advection and formation with thunderstorms of varying intensity (20 - 80 mm) associated with hail, which may cause overflowing valleys. 

2. Active downdraft winds with speed ranging between (15 to 30 kt) (28-56km/h).

 3. Chances of sea waves riding to a height of 2 meters along Musandam west coasts and Oman Sea coasts during the effect of thunderstorms. 

Civil Aviation Authority advises all to take precaution during rainfall and overflowing valleys, check visibility and sea state before sailing and follow the issued weather bulletins & reports.