Flexible work for the private sector as the UAE prepares for heavy rains
The government has urged the private sector to allow flexible working on Friday as the UAE braces for heavy rain as well as thunder and lightning on Friday.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation issued the appeal through its social media channels on Thursday evening.
The ministry said on the
“Businesses must take the necessary measures to ensure that outdoor work, which is essential for its resumption, complies with occupational health and safety requirements.
“Companies also need to ensure the health and safety of workers traveling to and from external work sites.”
Abu Dhabi Police also took to social media on Thursday evening to advise motorists to be extremely careful on the emirate’s roads.
“Abu Dhabi Police calls on motorists to be careful due to rainy weather and to follow the variable speed limits displayed on electronic information boards,” Abu Dhabi Police said on the
Ras Al Khaimah Police also confirmed that public school students in the emirate will study remotely on Friday, November 17, due to the expected unstable weather conditions.
Heavy rain fell in Ras Al Khaimah on Thursday afternoon, Dubai and Sharjah saw showers, and rain is likely to fall in most parts of the UAE on Thursday night and Friday morning.
The National Center of Meteorology said that heavy rain fell on Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, as well as the north of the emirate, and rain was also recorded on Emirates Road in Dubai on Thursday afternoon.
The National Meteorological Authority expected the weather on Thursday to be partly cloudy with rain in some areas.
Temperatures are expected to drop – with 32°C expected in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, 33°C in Ras Al Khaimah, and 30°C in Fujairah.
The Wendy’s weather website said that the rain will extend to Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain and parts of Dubai.
The National Center of Meteorology said that Friday will be cloudy again, with rain falling in parts of the Emirates after a wet night.
Temperatures will reach 27 degrees Celsius in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Al Ain is expected to witness temperatures of around 34 degrees Celsius, and 33 degrees Celsius in Ras Al Khaimah.
Night temperatures range between 21 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius.
Rain is expected across Dubai and the Northern Emirates on Friday morning, with rain spreading to parts of Abu Dhabi.
The weather is expected to calm down by Friday evening, although parts of Dubai and Sharjah are expected to see rain later.
On Saturday, the weather will be partly cloudy, with the possibility of further rain falling in some northern, eastern and coastal areas. Maximum temperatures will reach 30 degrees Celsius in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, dropping to 19 degrees Celsius at night. The night period is expected to be humid.
NCM said the weather is expected to be clear on Sunday, with rain likely in eastern parts. Temperatures are expected to reach 31 degrees Celsius, dropping to 20 degrees Celsius at night.
Updated: November 16, 2023 at 5:57 AM