Oman issues ‘heavy to extremely heavy rainfall’ alert for these governorates


CAA’s ‘extremely heavy’ rain alert for several parts of Oman

Muscat: Oman issues ‘heavy to extremely heavy rainfall’ alert for these governorates including Muscat, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

In a latest statement issued by CAA said: The latest forecasts and analyses from the National Early Warning Center for Multiple Risks indicate the continuation of chances of varying intensity rainfall during this Friday. The rainfall is expected to intensify on tomorrow, Saturday, over the governorates of Musandam, Al Buraimi, North Al Bati- nah, Al Dhahirah, Al Dakhiliyah, South Al Batinah, Muscat, North Shargiyah, and South Shargiyah. The intensity is expected to persist to varying degrees on Sunday. Additionally, the flow and formation of clouds with scattered rainfall are expected in the governorates of Al Wusta and Dhofar

This weather condition is expected to be accompanied by

Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall (30-150) may lead to flash flooding in the valleys and watercourses

Strong downdraft winds(15-50) may result in the dispersion of loose materials

Intense hailfall could cause damage to properties and vehicles.

The sea Waves are expected to be rough (2.0-4.0) along most coastlines

Civil Aviation Authority advices all to take precaution during rainfall and flash flood flow National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center Civil Aviation Authority

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