Parts of Oman on Sunday recorded temperatures of nearly 35 degrees Celsius, a clear sign that hotter weather is approaching.
Joba, near Muhut in the governorate of Al Wusta, recorded the highest temperature in the country on Sunday, February 28, at 34.6 degrees Celsius, according to the Directorate General of Meteorology at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Mudhaibi was a close second at 34.5 degrees, followed by Bidiyah (34.4. degrees) and Salalah (34.1 degrees). Al Qabil recorded temperatures of 33.8 degrees Celsius.
The village of Saiq in the foothills near Jabal Akhdar was the coldest place in the country, reporting temperatures of just 9.2 degrees Celsius. It was the only place to record temperatures in single digit.
Dhank (10.2 degrees), Yanqul (10.5 degrees), Mhadhah (10.8 degrees) and Sunaynah (11.7 degrees) are all among the coldest places to be on Sunday.
The capital, Muscat, meanwhile, reported lows of 22 degrees and a high of 26 degrees Celsius. Across the governorates, Khasab showed lows of 18 and highs of 25 degrees, Buraimi posted a high of 25 degrees and a low of 15, and Ibri had a high of 30 and a low of 20 degrees Celsius.
In Nizwa, temperatures of 33 degrees (high) and 18 degrees (low) were reported, while people in Al Ashkara saw a high of 28 and a low of 22 degrees. In the southern Dhofar region, Thumrait reported a high of 28 and a low of 18 degrees.
Meanwhile, in Sur, a high of 29 and low of 24 degrees was recorded, and Sohar posted temperatures of 27 and 17 degrees.
In Ibra, a high of 33 and a low of 19 degrees were seen, while on the island of Masirah, people enjoyed a low of 24 degrees, but had to deal with highs of 32.
Rustaq showed a high of 27 and a low of 20 degrees, while in the Wusta governorate, Haima reported temperatures of 30 and 17, and Duqm had a high of 31 degrees Celsius and a low of 21.