Tuesday, November 8, 2011

more weird weather

forgive me for i am again laptop-less and unable to use proper punctuation on this wretched phone. just wanted to let you know that there are still storm-warnings out for the whole of oman this week. the north of oman is still being affected by the storm from iran and it was raining in sohar and muscat. believe it or not, there was even a hail warning. hail in this heat?!
meanwhile, the second tropical cyclone out in the indian ocean is expected to affect the sharqia and dhofar regions in the next three days. anything from light rain to thundershowers. the police have sent out warnings to all fishermen to avoid sea at all costs. i hope they take the warning seriously, and goodness' sake please please please stay away from wadis. i'm sure most of last week's deaths (were they 14?) could have been prevented if people just stayed away from the wadis.
that's all for now folks. a little more eid visiting then yours truly is going to collapse for a couple of days.

1 comment:

  1. I had one forwarded to me on Monday night. It was in Arabic, but translating roughly, it was saying "heavy rain was coming in half an hour to forty-five minutes, stay off the roads and don't go out because the flooding will be severe" etc. This was claiming to come from the meteorological department.

    Utter B.S. though, as I could see a clear sky out of the window so did what a normal person would do and checked the weather maps from a few different sources: general prediction for Muscat was showers Tuesday night, continuing a little on Wednesday, which is exactly what happened.

    There also seems to be a lot of talk about "tropical storm Keila", which I think is a mis-quote. "Keila" was last year, and the weather front near us now isn't even classified as a "storm". It's just a normal front of low pressure with a bit of resultant rain, and dissipating fast.

    I remember a couple of years ago someone being locked up for circulating a message that a cyclone was coming. They were right. I wonder what punishment people should get for predicting a cyclone that doesn't exist?