Freak hailstorm, rain hit parts of Oman

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According to the weather reports, low pressure developed in the northern part of Oman caused rain and hailstorm.

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Published: Sun 9 Nov 2014, 8:18 PM

Last updated: Fri 10 Feb 2023, 11:53 AM

Muscat: Mercury dipped considerably in Oman as freak hailstorm and rains lashed Muscat and northern parts of the country on Saturday.

Parts of UAE saw a spillover effect of this weather condition, especially Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah, which got their share of rain and hail with heavy winds.


In Dubai, cool winds brought down temperature and people were already on the lookout for camping spots.

According to the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, UAE may see low clouds and moderate winds today, and there is a possibility of fog/mist in the western areas. The mercury may dip further on Tuesday, and it may get "rather cold during night, especially the mountains and inland areas", the NCMS weather report added.


Parts of Muscat could be seen blanketed in a white sheet with residents out on the streets and making the most of the weather by clicking away photographs and uploading them on their social media sites.

Birka, about 81 km north to Muscat, and other northern Oman towns like Musanah experienced hailstorm. Children and adults alike enjoyed the aftermath of hailstorm as they frolicked in the ‘snow-like’ situation.

The strong wind with rain and hailstorm uprooted trees and billboards in most parts of the affected areas.

Most wadis in the north were overflowing, disrupting traffic to a great extent on between Sohar and Muscat.

According to the weather reports, low pressure developed in the northern part of Oman caused rain and hailstorm.



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