Muscat ∙ Heavy rain in Oman. The rains started on Monday night in North Bathina, Musandam, Dahira, Dhofar, South Bathina and Dakhiliya governorates and will continue till Tuesday afternoon.
Due to the heavy rains, many places were flooded by the plaintiffs. No untoward incident has been reported anywhere. There were hailstorms in some places. Rain is caused by air pressure.
Al Hamra, Ibri, Shinaz, Niswa, Samael, Rustaq, Iski, Khaboora, Khasab, Ibri, Wadi Haqeel, Mirbat, Yankal and Madha received more rain. As the plaintiffs overflowed, the roads in various parts were flooded. Cloud cover reduced visibility on major roads.
Meanwhile, Meteorological Center officials have said that the rain will continue on Wednesday and people should be cautious. Musandam, North Bathina, Buraimi, Dahira, Dakhiliya, Muscat, South Sharqiya, Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates will receive rain. Heavy rain and thundershowers are likely. Officials have warned people not to try to cut through as the number of pilgrims is flooding in.
Those trapped in the plaintiff were rescued
A woman trapped in a wadi in Niswa, Dakhiliya Governorate was rescued following heavy rains. In another incident, a four-member group was also rescued after being trapped with a vehicle in Mudaibi Vilayam of Sharqia Governorate. Their health condition is satisfactory. Civil Defense and Ambulance Department arrived and rescued. The authorities advised that the vehicle should not drop into the plain or attempt to cross the plain as it was overflowing with pilgrims.
Schools are closed
Schools in various governorates were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday following the rain warning. The Ministry of Education announced that public and private schools in Musandam, North Bathina, Buraimi and Dahira governorates are closed. Schools were closed on Tuesday in the Amirat and Khuriyat provinces.
English Summary: Heavy rain causes school closures in Oman