Weather update: Tropical low pressure in Arabian Sea, chances of heavy rain and thunderstorm in Oman

Image Credit: twitter @PACAOman & @m_tabook
Image Credit: twitter @PACAOman & @m_tabook

The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) urges the citizens & expatriates to take precaution and stay away from low level areas, and avoid crossing wadis and makes sure the sea state before avoid venturing into it.

Muscat: The authority stated that the latest analysis and numerical weather predictions of the National Multi Hazards Early Warning Center predicts a chance of tropical low pressure formation in the north-east Arabian sea on Thursday 6th August 2020.

It stated in the statement issued: The low pressure leads to the flow of clouds starting from tomorrow evening Friday, corresponding to August 7th 2020, in the governorates of Muscat, south al Sharqiyah, North al Sharqiyah, Dhakiliyah, South al Batinah, North al Batinah, Al Dahirah, Buraimi, and Al Wusta, with chances of varying intensity of rainfall occasionally thundershowers ranging from 40 to 100ml (per 24hours).

Its peak in the day after tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th 2020 and thunderstorms sometimes lead to the flow of valleys and fresh downdraft winds causing blowing dust over deserts and open areas until Monday 10th August 2020.

It is possible that the sea wave height Is expected to be rough with wave height ranging from 3 to 5 meters. Sea water inundation is predicted to affect the low laying areas along the coastal areas during high tides. “PACA added.

source: @PACAOMAN

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