Video: Heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the Emirates; Residents warn of unstable conditions – News

Video: Heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the Emirates;  Residents warn of unstable conditions – News

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Published: Sunday, February 11, 2024, 10:51 AM

UAE residents have been warned of inclement weather conditions, with six of the seven emirates witnessing moderate to heavy rain accompanied by lightning and thunder on Sunday. The UAE National Center of Meteorology recorded rainfall in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.

The Met Office has issued orange and yellow alerts, with yellow indicating “Be Cautious” – advising individuals to exercise caution during outdoor activities, and orange indicating “Be Prepared” – to warn of expected hazardous weather events. It is advised to comply with advice provided by the authorities. In the event of a red alert, residents are asked to take the necessary measures and be extremely careful because dangerous weather events of exceptional severity are expected.

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The Ministry of Interior said that the country is witnessing rain and winds of varying intensity, accompanied by thunder, lightning, and hail. Unstable conditions have reduced road visibility.

See below the rain-soaked Dubai road (Video: Neeraj Murali):

She called on citizens to exercise caution, reduce speed while driving, and avoid puddles and fast water streams. Venturing into the sea can be dangerous, and people are asked to stay away from beaches. The sea is expected to be moderate at first, but it may become turbulent, especially with cloud activity in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of ​​Oman.

Clouds form in the area.  Image: NCM

Clouds form in the area. Image: NCM

The Ministry confirmed its readiness and readiness to confront the drop in temperatures. We strongly advise the public to refrain from spreading rumors and rely on official sources for the latest news related to rainstorms, thunderstorms and floods.

Dubai government employees were allowed to work remotely on Monday, February 12, due to expected unstable weather conditions. The decision includes employees in all government agencies in the Emirate of Dubai, with the exception of jobs that require attendance at the workplace.

Private schools, nurseries and universities in Dubai were advised to offer distance learning options for students on February 12. Amid the unstable weather conditions, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) advised institutions to consider flexible learning options, taking into account the needs of parents, staff and students.

Last week, the National Center of Meteorology issued a weather alert for rain of varying intensity from Sunday to Tuesday.

Weather forecast for Monday

The Meteorological Department expects the unstable weather condition to continue, and the cloudy weather condition to continue, accompanied by cumulonimbus clouds, accompanied by rain of varying intensity, lightning, and thunder in various areas. The country is expected to witness a noticeable drop in temperatures.

The wind is expected to be moderate, northeasterly to southeasterly at first, but it may become active and strong intermittently, especially with active clouds, leading to dust and sand blowing and low horizontal visibility, and its speed ranges between 20 to 35 kilometers per hour and sometimes Up to 70 kilometers per hour. The sea condition in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of ​​Oman is expected to be turbulent to very turbulent at times, especially with active clouds.

Weather forecast for Tuesday

The weather on Tuesday will be partly cloudy to cloudy at times, with the possibility of rain falling in the northern and eastern regions during the day. The weather will be humid at night and Wednesday morning, with the possibility of mist or mist forming in some inland and coastal areas, especially the western ones.

The winds are expected to be light to moderate, northeasterly to southeasterly, sometimes active with cloud activity, leading to the stirring of dust and sand, and their speed will range between 15 to 25 kilometers per hour, and sometimes reach 40 kilometers per hour. The sea is expected to be rough in the early morning due to clouds, but the weather will become moderate to light in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of ​​Oman.

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