Expected tomorrow, a hurricane is to hit the eastern shores of the Sultanate. No one really knows how powerful it will be because there weren't any recorded hurricanes that hit here with the of magnitude of this one.
Don't take any chances. Stay in tomorrow, call in sick for work and look up some old DVDs to watch because I don't think watching TV will be possible due to thick clouding and winds. It would also be a good chance to see how creative with how much weird things you'd end up doing in your 24 hours of freedom.
You've read the reports, so I don't need to tell you the details, the wave heights, the wind speeds, the ETAs and the eye of the storm, but I will tell you to STAY HOME TODAY. Going out is not worth anything in the world (except for Baskin Robins ofcourse).
Update 1 5th of June, 10 Am :- I just woke up, and the weather seems quite pleasant. There are no real clouds, only a faint sheet of white over a really beautiful blue sky. A slight breeze, but it's still kind of hot.
Update 2 5th of June, 2:25 Pm :- The clouds are starting to take a little more character now. A lot more and darker than they were before. Locally, there's a huge huge traffic jam right now, and almost all of muscat are trying to get home. There are a lot of reports that the eye of the storm has shifted going upwards. Musira, which was thought to will have been exposed to the severest hit didn't even rain a bit. Instead, there has been heavy raining and wind in Sur.
It's also said that if it's going to continue move at the same direction and in the same pace it will be hitting Muscat a lot more dangerously then it was going to in the first place, which was dangerous enough.
If you need any medication, food, or other necessities, go get them now, and make sure you close all windows, doors and small gaps.
Update 3 6th of June, 2:25 Am :- The rain just started here in Al-Khuwair, and first started in Muscat in Al-Qurum area around an hour earlier. It's proper rain and not just a slight shower, but the it's now too windy or cold. I'll go sleep now.
Update 4 6th of June, 10:00 Am :- It didn't stop raining since last night, and it picked up intensity and wind speed. It's said that there will be a drastic deterioration in the conditions approximately 6 hours from now and things sound bad as it is.
Right now, the areas that are getting the most direct hits are Sur, Ras Al-Had and Al-Askhara and all communications with those areas are dead. It's steadily marching towards muscat at a speed of 18 Km/h.
Update 5 6th of June, 3:00 Pm :- Still raining with the same intensity, and early reports are saying that it's starting to swirve towards Al-Batna region, but Muscat will still be seeing very heavy rain and category one wind. A lot of people are already trapped in their homes in Al-Qurum area, especially in areas like Rabiat Al-Qurum where there's only one entryway into and out of the area and it is blocked right now.
Update 6 6th June, 7:00 Pm :- News say that Al-Qurum is slowly drowning and water levels are starting to rise up to the second floor. The situation sounds very severe there since they're are where, if it's going to happen, the Wadi and the rising sea are going to meet, creating a huge flood.
Reports from Oman TV say that 150 survivors have been pull out from the waters in Trading Area in Qurum. Update 7 6th of June, 11:00 Pm :- Al-Hamdulillah. The critical stage here is over. The rain has come down and is only lightly showering right now. The winds are still blowing, but slowing gradually. There are still no news from Al-Qurum, Al-Ghubra, Al-Authaiba, Mubaila.
The hurricane is starting to lose intensity and is heading towards Al-Batna region now. More to come on the weather when available.