Muscat: Halfway through the month of March, it is that time of the year, when people start gearing up for the sweltering summer season in the Sultanate of Oman.
The early signs of the hot weather have already knocked the doors in some parts of the country as temperatures have shot up to more than 30 degrees Celsius.
People in parts of Oman have started feeling the hot weather conditions over the past few days with temperatures crossing 30 degrees Celsius.
According to the Department of Meteorology at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), several areas in the Sultanate of Oman recorded temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius on March 15, 2022.
Hamra ad Daru in A’Dakhiliyah governorate recorded the maximum 35.5 degrees Celsius while Fahud touched 35 degrees on Wednesday.
Among the other towns and cities that recorded over 30 degrees on Wednesday were Sunaynah, Al Mazyunah, and Ibri.
Muscat, however, recorded a maximum of 32 degrees and a minimum temperature 25 degrees.
For people who wished to experience cool weather, Jabal Shams provided a perfect escape with a temperature of just 3.5 degrees on Wednesday. In its 24-hour outlook, CAA said that partly cloudy skies would be over most of the governorates with chance of convective clouds formation over Al-Hajar Mountains with chance of isolated thundershowers.
“There are chances of late night to early morning low level clouds or fog patches over South Al-Sharqiyah and Al-Wusta governorates,” said the Civil Aviation Authority with a warning that ‘visibility may reduce during fog formation’.
With the summer approaching, residents and expatriates admitted to enjoying the last spell of pleasant weather.
Suraj, an Indian expatriate, said: “The nights are still very pleasant to go out for a walk. Whether you walk on Muttrah Corniche, or by the beach in Al Qurum or Al Shatti, the evenings are just a wonderful experience. In particular, I like to go out on the beach when the sun is setting. Having coffee at open cafes is still enjoyable.”
Khoula al Mamari, a student at one of the colleges, said: “The weather is still good and I hope that it doesn’t get very hot during the Holy month of Ramadan, which begins in the coming week.”
Muzammil, who hails from Pakistan and is a long-time resident, said: “Normally, we try to avoid going out in the afternoons these days, because it is getting hotter. We prefer going out in the evening, and enjoy our walks on Corniche or at Riyam Park with my kids after evening prayers.”