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Rain lashes northern Oman

GDN Online Desk

Light to moderate rains accompanied by strong winds have been reported from various parts of Oman, including Rustaq, Amerat, Izki and Musandam, according to Oman Observer.

Latest observations and satellite imageries showed tropical low pressure area with surface wind speed of 17 knots located south west of the Arabian Sea near Socotra Island, at latitude 11.5N and longitude 53.5E.

Moving westerly to northwesterly towards Adan Gulf in the coming 24 hours, it will not have any direct effect on the Sultanate.

The tropical low pressure will be associated with convective clouds with chance of cloud advection and isolated rain occasionally thunder showers over Dhofar governorate today (May 16) and tomorrow (May 17).

The sea state will be moderate to rough along Dhofar and Al Wusta coastal areas with maximum wave height of 3.0 metres.

The Public Authority for Civil Aviation advises all to follow the weather bulletins and take precautions regarding wadis and flash floods, and make sure of the sea state before sailing.

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