Cloudy With A Chance Of Sporadic Rains: It’s Snowing In Oman!

by Deeplata Garde
Cloudy With A Chance Of Sporadic Rains: It’s Snowing In Oman!

Did you plan a trip to Switzerland to see the snow? You don’t need to go that far and spend a fortune to build a snowman now. Oman is covered with snow blankets and rains are taking the whole scenery a notch up. So pack your bags and head to Oman to get arctic vibes right in the Middle East.

Jebel Shams, Oman Recently Recorded The Lowest Temperature Of -2°C

Monday night, 23rd of January 2023 witnessed the start of snowfall in the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, Jebel Shams. And since then the dropping of temperatures and snow is not ready to cease.

The highest mountain in Oman had temperatures as low as minus 2°C, and its steep peaks were covered with frozen flora. The minus 2.1°C mark was the critical point measured at Oman’s Jebel Shams station over the previous 24 hours, according to the meteorology bureau. The coldest areas in the sultanate include Jebel Shams, which is a little higher than 3,000m, and the neighbouring Jebel Akhdhar, where wintertime lows can reach minus 5°C and summertime highs are infrequently above 40°C.

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Police Warns Motorists To Drive Safely In Some Governates Of Oman Due To Rains

Suhar, Saham, Shinas, Liwa, and Ibri in particular are experiencing torrential downpours of varied intensities. There’s a heavy chance of a reduction in the horizontal vision for drivers.

The northern governates of Oman are expected to be hit with heavy rains in the coming days. The governorates of Musandam, North Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahirah, Dhofar, and portions of the Hajar Mountains and deserts of Al Wusta Governorate could see sporadic rain of varied intensity, occasionally thundery. Fog might cover the region hence people setting out should be on high alert while driving or should avoid it if possible.

So if you plan to take a trip to Oman we have very bittersweet thoughts regarding the idea.

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