Weather in Oman as we have intense rain

Its usually welcome to have rain in Oman; though it can be heavy and create dangerous flooding.

Jabal Akhdar rains
Jabal Akhdar rains

The forecast was for an intense area of low pressure to move through northern Oman. We arrived up in the heights of Jebel Akhdar just before it arrived.

Jebel Akhdar Waterfall
Jebel Akhdar Waterfall

Fortunately for us, flooding moves down hill and though we had heavy rain and overhead thunder and lightning we were above the flash floods which resulted in some deaths.

Jabal Akhdar Cricket game
Jabal Akhdar Cricket game

The rain having cleared  we continued to explore the area and came across a group of Pakistani men playing what I guess is their national game, Cricket, and as my guests from Zegrahm are from the USA some poor explanation was needed (I am not a Cricket fan at all).

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4