Muscat: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday issued Weather alert on heavy thundershowers across Oman for today.
In a statement CAA said: “Due to the heavy thunderstorms, associated with strong winds and the possibility of hail, the rainfall is expected in the governorates of Musandam, North Al Batinah, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahira, South Al Batinah, Muscat, Al Dakhylia, North Al Sharqiya, and South Al Sharqiya. The heaviest rainfall is expected to be over Hajar Mountains and the adjacent areas, extending to the coast of the Oman Sea.”
The Civil Aviation Authority advices all to take precautions during thundershowers rain, and not to cross Wadis (Flash Flood) and avoid low laying areas and not to sail during alert period.
Heavy rainfalls expected may range between 20 — 80 mm may cause flash floods (Wadis).
Strong downdrafts with speed pf 15 to 40 kt (28-74 km/h).
Chances of hails.
Poor horizontal visibility due to dust rising during thundershowers.
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