Oman’s Salalah airport to open in two days after Cyclone Menuku passes

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The Salalah International Airport in Oman is expected to re-open in two days after Cyclone Menuku had forced it to shut in recent days, Public Authority of Civil Aviation announced on Sunday.

No official statement has been released regarding the re-opening of Salalah port.

Cyclone Mekunu hit southern Yemen and the coast of neighboring Oman over the weekend, leaving several dead and others missing.

During a meeting at Oman’s meteorology office, officials said the country will no longer be facing the direct effects of Menuku as it has headed northwest.

They also announced that Dhofar, in southern Oman, is no longer in a state of emergency.

The meteorology office also said that winds in the coastal areas of Dhofar and Al Wusta have significantly calmed since the cyclone.

The current weather situation is an indirect effect of the storm, with rainfall ranging from medium to heavy and thunderous, they said.

The meteorology department also said it will continue to rain heavily on Salalah for 24 more hours after the storm’s departure.

Omani officials have said they are continuing to work hard to reduce the aftereffects of the storm.

The Dhofar governorate’s office has cautioned residents to remain careful.

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