Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

Several days of heavy rains have caused severe floods across Oman and Iran in which more than 10 people lost their lives. Heavy rains have also affected United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. According to Oman's Civil Defence…

Tropical Cyclone “Shaheen-Gulab” makes historic landfall in Oman

Tropical Cyclone “Shaheen-Gulab” makes historic landfall in Oman

Tropical Cyclone "Shaheen-Gulab" made landfall between Al Masnaah and Al-Suwaiq, Oman, about 80 km (50 miles) WNW of the capital city of Muscat on October 3, 2021, with maximum sustained winds between 120 and 150 km/h (75 – 93 mph). Shaheen brought…

Tropical Cyclone “Shaheen-Gulab” heading toward landfall in Oman

Tropical Cyclone “Shaheen-Gulab” heading toward landfall in Oman

Tropical Cyclone "Shaheen-Gulab" is expected to make landfall in northern Oman late October 3 or early October 4, 2021 (UTC), with maximum sustained winds near 130 km/h (80 mph). The cyclone formed from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Gulab" at…

Unseasonal rains hit Oman, causing severe floods

Unseasonal rains hit Oman, causing severe floods

Heavy rains and thunderstorms affecting Oman since Thursday, July 15, 2021, caused severe floods that disrupted traffic and electricity supply, swept away crops, particularly in the Al Dakjhaliya governorate, and left 4 people dead and 3 missing. Oman meteorologists…

Severe floods hit northern Oman after heavy rains and thunderstorms

Severe floods hit northern Oman after heavy rains and thunderstorms

Heavy rains and thunderstorms hit Al Batinah North Governorate​ in Oman last week, causing severe damage to homes, buildings, and infrastructure. The worst affected were northern parts of the governorate, including Shinas, Liwa, Sohar, and Saham. According to the…

Deadly flash flooding hits Dhofar, Oman

Deadly flash flooding hits Dhofar, Oman

Days of severe weather triggered flash flooding in Oman's southern province of Dhofar, particularly in the provincial capital Salalah, where at least three people lost their lives. Up to 351 mm (14 inches) of rain fell in a period from May 27 to 31, 2020,…

Tropical Cyclone “Kyarr” forms, intensifying as it heads toward Oman

Tropical Cyclone “Kyarr” forms, intensifying as it heads toward Oman

Tropical Cyclone "Kyarr" formed in the east-central Arabian Sea on October 25, 2019, as the 5th named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season. The system is expected to intensify as it heads toward Oman. At 09:00 UTC on October 25, the…