I couldn't believe this video either...
I used to fly in and out of Salalah regularly in the mid
1960s. It rarely rained (although often low
cloud). There was one rain storm during
my two years in the area. The desert
turned a brilliant green but the vegetation had gone within a few weeks. It will be interesting to see the desert bloom after Mekunu.
Question. How efficient is the local weather forecasting? Were the inhabitants forewarned?
I should imagine in the days of smart phones that everyone seems to carry with them these days.......