Rain lashes parts of Oman; 18 res­cued from homes


Rain lashed sev­eral parts of Oman on Wed­nes­day morn­ing lead­ing to fail­ure of traf­fic sig­nals and flood­ing of low-ly­ing ar­eas. Eigh­teen peo­ple were res­cued af­ter their homes were flooded in Mawaleh, Seeb.

‘Heavy rain­fall was also re­ported in sev­eral parts of coastal ar­eas of the Sea of Oman, the Gover­norate of Mus­cat and the coastal ar­eas of South Shar­qiyah (Ras al Hadd),’ the Public Au­thor­ity for Civil Avi­a­tion (PACA) said.

PACA said that north­east­ern winds will con­tinue to af­fect the coasts of the Sea of Oman and the South Shar­qiyah gover­norate. ‘Sea waves are ex­pected to rise to 3m over the next 24 hours.’ The rains ac­com­pa­nied by north­east­erly winds brought the mer­cury down sev­eral notches with Mus­cat wit­ness­ing day-time tem­per­a­ture of 14°C.

Jebel Shams and Jebel Akhdar con­tinue to ex­pe­ri­ence freez­ing tem­per­a­tures with Jebel Shams wit­ness­ing a min­i­mum of -4°C on Wed­nes­day.

The mea­sure­ment sta­tions of PACA recorded the high­est rain­fall in Mus­cat at 42.8mm, fol­lowed by 31.2mm in Seeb, 24.6mm in Khasab, 22.4mm in Bukha, 9.6mm in Liwa, 7mm in So­har, 4.6mm in Amerat, 4mm in Madha and 1.4mm in Dibba.

PACA said that spo­radic rains will con­tinue on the coasts of the Sea of Oman and Al Ha­jar Moun­tains with snow­fall in high moun­tain­ous ar­eas. ‘There will be a no­tice­able fall in tem­per­a­ture till Satur­day.’

The Public Au­thor­ity for Civil De­fence and Am­bu­lances (PACDA) urged peo­ple to be safe and re­frain from ven­tur­ing into wadis.

‘In case of any emer­gency or ac­ci­dent, con­tact us at 9999 or 24343666,’ PACDA said.

One in­jured in ve­hi­cle col­li­sion

One mo­torist has been in­jured in a col­li­sion be­tween two ve­hi­cles in Hal­ban area in Ma’abela.

The ROP said that one of the ve­hi­cles fell from Hal­ban Bridge lead­ing to the in­jury.

(Mus­cat Daily/sup­plied pho­tos)

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