Heavy rainfall weather alert

12 Feb 2024 / Oman

Expected heavy thunderstorms associated with downdraft fresh winds and hail over the governates of Muscat, South Al Batinah, Musandam, North Al Batinah, Al Burami, Al Dahira, South Al Sharqiya and North Al Sharqiya continue [today, 12 February].

The Civil Aviation Association advises to take precautions during thundershower rain, and not to cross Wadis (flash floods) and avoid low lying areas and not to sail during the alert period.


  • Heavy thunderstorms with hail are expected ranging (40-80mm) may cause flash floods (Wadis).
  • Strong downdraft active winds with speed ranging 15-35 knots (28-64 km/h).
  • Sea state may rise along Musandam governorate and Oman sea coasts (1.5-3 metres).
  • Reduction in horizontal visibility during thunderstorms.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Oman, contact GAC Oman at [email protected])

Source: National Multi-Hazard Early Warning Center, Civil Aviation Authority, Weather Alert (2) issued at 9pm on 11 February 2024

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