(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat -
Though the capital is yet to see any rains, there have been reports of mild to moderate rains in the interiors of the country in the last 24 hours.
Though there are no such chances in Muscat in the next 24 hours, the impact of the showers in the surrounding areas will allow a drop in the temperature. There will also be mild breeze with a drop in temperature in Muscat for the next 24 hours.
Speaking about the latest weather development, an official from the meteorological department said, 'Areas that are closer to the sea are witnessing cloudy weather and rain. This is because of the pressure in the sea and also the impact of the clouds from monsoon in India. Northern parts of the country will also witness strong northwest wind that has started blowing from Musandam since Saturday; and this wind will gradually be extending towards the rest of the northern governorates. The winds will be accompanied by a rise in the sea waves and a drop in temperature by 3-6°C.'
The official advised people to avoid wadis as most are likely to be flooded.
Some of the places that witnessed rains in the last 24 hours are Ibra, Liwa, Yanqul, Sohar, Haima, Wadi al Jizzi, Rustaq, Khabourah, Saham and Samail.
In its forecast for Sunday and Monday, the Met office stated that cloudy skies were expected along the coastal areas of Dhofar governorate and the adjoining mountains with chances of intermittent drizzle.
'Mainly clear skies will prevail over the rest of the sultanate with chances of clouds formation and occasional thundershowers over Al Hajar mountains and adjoining areas. There are chances of late night to early morning low level clouds or fog patches along most of the coastal areas,' it said.