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Image Caption: The wind currents off Ras (Cape) al Hadd, Oman cause interesting cloud patterns over the Gulf of Oman (23.5N, 60.0E). Meteorologists assert that the cloud patterns are the effect of the peculiar combination of heat from the deserts, being funneled by the mountains, toward the topography of the coastal headlands, clashing with the prevailing ocean breezes and varying sea conditions all coming together in this restricted location.