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Arab city records the highest rainfall range around the world

Saturday 26/May/2018 - 11:36 AM
Sada El Balad
Ahmad El-Assasy
The Omani city of Salalah recorded the highest rainfall range around the world yesterday. The rainfall ranged from 200 to 600 millimeters which led to flooding in the valleys.

The sea wave on the coast of the Sultanate of Oman reached more than 10 meters due to "Makono" cyclone hitting the region.

Oman's civil aviation authority said Makono Hurricane had crossed Salalah to the northwest. The authority confirmed that Salalah airport would be closed for another 24 hours.

Sky News reported that the amount of rain in Salalah was recorded. It was the highest rainfall range around the world at 278 mm per hour.

Heavy rainfall led to the flooding of valleys، while the coast of the Sultanate recorded a significant rise in the sea waves. The waves sometimes reached 12 meters.

The Civil Aviation General Authority in the Sultanate issued eight successive warnings. The authority called on all citizens to take utmost care and caution and not to risk crossing the valleys and moving away from the low places. It warned them not to go to sea during this period، during which the "Makono" cyclone hit the country coasts overlooking Arab Sea، for the second day in a row.

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