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Muscat Experienced its Wettest January in over 40 Years

Having received 78.4 millimetres of rain in the first month of 2020, this January was the wettest the capital has seen in over four decades, according to government data.

Reports maintained by Oman’s Directorate General of Meteorology and Air Navigation at the Public Authority for Civil Aviation revealed that since 1977, the amount of rain recorded in Muscat was the highest in January 2020.

In fact, the 78.4mm of rain the capital received last month exceeded the total amount of rain Muscat recorded during all of 2019 when it received 75mm of rain.

Oman received so much rain during the past few months, because of repeated troughs and grooves of low pressure in the country’s skies, leading to rainfall in the northern and central areas of the country.

Many of these originated in the northern governorate of Musandam, and then travelled southwards, with rains being additionally seen in the governorates of Buraimi, North and South Al Batinah, North and South Sharqiyah, Dakhiliyah, Dhahirah and even some portions of Al Wusta and the Dhofar.

Having witnessed plenty of rainfall in January 2020, the weather, however, is for the most part expected to remain pleasant in February as well.


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