Heavy rain, hailstorm witnessed in several areas of UAE
Heavy rain was witnessed on separate areas across the UAE on Monday, while dust-stirring winds blew at 40 km/h.
Light rain started falling at 11:49am on Dibba in Fujairah, turning to heavy on Alhala, Al Bidya, Masafi-Dibba Road, Kadra, Asafni and other areas in Ras Al Khaimah.
While heavy rain and hail fell on Wahlah in Fujairah, medium to heavy rain fell on the Khatm Al Melaha in Sharjah, Hatta in Dubai and separate areas in Ajman.
The lowest temperature of 12.9 degrees Celsius was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at 05:30am, while the highest temperature of 36.4 degrees Celsius was recorded on the same day in Al Jazeera BG in Al Dhafra Region at 14:45 UAE local time.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) called on motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving vehicles during the rainfall, sand-stirring winds and the consequent low horizontal visibility. It also called on them to stay away from large puddles and flooded valleys.
Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers to be careful due to the rainy weather conditions and to abide by the variable speed limits shown on electronic signboards.
Tuesday’s weather is expected to be partly cloudy in general and cloudy at times in some eastern and northern areas, while the temperature is likely to rise gradually, the NCM said.
The winds will be southeasterly to southwesterly, turning to light to moderate northeasterly winds and to active winds at times at 10 to 20 and up to 35 km/h, while the sea will have regular to moderate waves in the Arabian Gulf and regular waves in the Sea of Oman, it added.
Wednesday’s weather will be clear to partly cloudy in some eastern areas, while the winds will be southeasterly, turning to light to moderate northeasterly winds and to active winds at times at 15 to 25 and up to 35 km/h, it said. The sea will have moderate to regular waves in the Arabian Gulf and regular waves in the Sea of Oman, it added.
Thursday’s weather is expected to be clear to partly cloudy at times, particularly in the east. It will be humid at night and Friday morning on some coastal and inland areas. The winds will be southeasterly, turning to light to moderate northeasterly winds at 10 to 20 and up to 30 km/h, while the sea will have light waves in the Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman.