Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman (May 27, 2018)

Embassy of the United States of America

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman (May 27, 2018)

Location: Southern Oman, Dhofar Governorate.

Event: Following Tropical Cyclone Mekunu, the Government of Oman (GoO) has reported extensive damage to infrastructure in and around Salalah and other affected parts of southern Oman. In response, the GoO has declared a three-day holiday May 27-29 in the Dhofar governorate. Salalah International Airport resumed full operations May 27 at midnight (12:00 am) local time. Although the cyclone has passed, expect possible power outages, increased wind, possible flooding, and difficult travel conditions and delays in southern Oman. Increased winds and flooding are possible throughout the country.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid travel to affected areas.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor the local news for updates.


U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman

+968 2464 3400


Royal Oman Police

(dialing within Oman) 9999 or 112

State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Oman Country Information

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