Sadah re­ceives high­est rain­fall ahead of storm

Oman Daily Observer - - IN IDEOMAN S - STAFF RE­PORTER MUS­CAT, OCT 13

Many wilay­ats in the Gover­norate of Dho­far wit­nessed mod­er­ate to heavy rain­fall as a re­sult of Luban in the last 24 hours.

Ac­cord­ing to Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Civil Avi­a­tion, the Wi­layat of Sadah recorded the high­est amount of 37.2 mm rain­fall.

This was fol­lowed by Qairoon Hair­iti at 11.2 mm, Mir­bat with 10.2 mm, and Shaleem with 9 mm of rain­fall. “More rains are ex­pected in the gover­norate in the com­ing hours,” the au­thor­ity said in a state­ment.

In May, Dho­far re­ceived a record four years of rain­fall in just five days as a re­sult of Cy­clone Mekunu that dev­as­tated many ar­eas of Dho­far.

From May 23 to 27, Salalah had re­ceived the high­est rain­fall of 617 mm of rain­fall fol­lowed by Taqah with 275 mm and Rakhy­out 221 mm.

The av­er­age rain­fall since 1943 in Salalah has ranged be­tween 30 mm and 300 mm. The change in per­cent­age over the years is neg­li­gi­ble. It was only in 1963 that Salalah wit­nessed 512.6 mm rain­fall.

“This time, Taqah has so far re­ceived only 7 mm of rain­fall. Dhalk­out recorded the least amount of rain­fall with just 0.8 mm in the last 24 hours,” the au­thor­ity said.

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