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Spring equinox finds rapid changes in weather

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Emad Eddin Khalil, Staff Reporter

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) affirmed that the country is experiencing the beginning of the transitional period between the winter and summer seasons, which is called the spring equinox, and characterised by different changes in atmospheric pressure systems and their varied speed, resulting in rapid changes in weather conditions.

The NCM explained that the spring season, which is characterised by an equation between the length of the day and the night, began on Saturday, when the sun is perpendicular to the equator and then begins to move towards the north, so that the daytime period is gradually lengthened and the temperature rises, especially during the day.

The centre reported that the average maximum temperatures during this period will range between 35 and 38°C, and the average minimum temperatures will range between 23˚C and 25°C, with opportunities for fog and light fog formation.

The maximum relative humidity, according to the NCM, will range between 62% and 82%, while the average humidity will range between 36% and 47%.

The centre noted that the winds will be moderate in general, as the country is affected by the land and sea breeze on most days, but they will be occasionally active and dust stirring, with an average speed ranging between 27 and 30km/hour.

According to the NCM, there is  the possibility of passing of air depressions over the country, increasing clouds with the chance of rainfall, whose rate in April will reach 7.53 mm, while it will reach 2.28 mm in May.

The centre expected Sunday’s weather to be clear to partly cloudy and sometimes dusty, with another drop in temperatures.

As for the winds on Sunday, they will be northwesterly moderate to brisk, with a speed ranging between 15 to 30, reaching 45 km/hr, especially at sea.

The sea is expected to be turbulent in the Arabian Gulf and in the Sea of Oman, the NCM pointed out.

The weather on Monday is expected to be clear to partly cloudy and dusty during the day and wet at night and on Tuesday morning, with the possibility of fog or light fog formation in some coastal and interior areas.

The winds on Monday will be northwesterly and active on the sea, becoming light to moderate.

The sea will be turbulent on Monday, but becoming moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in the Sea of Oman.

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