Oman Affected By Heavy Rain & Storm; Residents Get Stuck Indoors Due To Zero Visibility

Oman Rain
by Deeplata Garde

It’s beginning to look a lot like rains are coming in early this year. But it’s not the usual trickling business happening with rain. Heavy outpour, strong winds and destruction is the way rain decided to enter this year. Oman has become the latest victim of such haphazard weather conditions and people are stuck indoors due to this climate. Let’s find out the status of Oman rain.

Oman Under The Wrath Of Turbulent Weather Conditions

Oman is currently experiencing unsettling weather, as the Gulf nation is devasted by torrential rain and powerful winds.

Videos that are becoming viral on social media depict the storm’s effects. A whole trash can is lying on its side in the middle of a road in a residential area, blown over by the wind, as the fronds of palm trees wobble alarmingly.

Some videos are difficult to understand since the visibility has decreased to almost nothing.

As the weather outside grows more hostile, people have sought refuge within structures. In the video above, a guy keeps a store’s doors shut while storm-related debris, including cardboard boxes, tumbles down the street.

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

Heavy Rainfall To Prevail In The Sultanate

Today, Saturday, May 27, 2023, there is a good chance of significant rainfall in various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman. Oman Meteorology predicts that on Saturday, heavy rain will fall on highlands over the provinces of South Al Sharqiyah, North Al Sharqiyah, sections of Muscat, Al Dakhiliyah, and South Al Batinah from 11:30 AM to 9 PM.

This rain may also reach coastal areas of the Oman Sea. In the interest of public safety, Oman Meteorology has advised people to avoid low areas and wadis. The department has urged to avoid attempting to swim in wadis, watch out for youngsters and refrain from allowing them to approach or take the risk of crossing wadis.

Additionally, it noted that there could be dust storms in desert and open areas as well as a probability of low clouds or fog late at night or early in the morning across some of the governorates of Al Sharqiyah South, Al Wusta, Dhofar, and the Musandam Governorate’s eastern coast.

The Sultanate of Oman expects temperatures to range from 19 degrees in Jabal Shams in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate to 45 degrees in the Wilayat of Al-Suwaiq in North Al Batinah Governorate today.

If you reside in Oman make sure you keep yourself and your loved ones safe indoors.

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