Heavy rain lashes several parts of UAE, hailstorm hits Al Ain

by Staff Reporter
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Rain in UAE

Unstable weather hit the UAE on Monday, bringing heavy rain, lightning, hail and thunder to many areas. This unstable weather is expected to persist until Tuesday.

In the Al Dhafra Region, places like Al Jazeera Border Guard, Bida Al Mutawa, and Sabkhat Matti experienced heavy rain with lightning and thunder. Al Ain City and Abu Dhabi also saw heavy rain, while Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman experienced varying levels of rainfall. Al Ain City experienced hailstorm.

Snow hailstones covered  sandy areas, streets and  residential areas in Al Ain City, which witnessed heavy rain accompanied by hailstones, strong winds and lightning on Monday.

Lowest temperature at Jebel Jais

Temperature dropped significantly, with Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah recording the lowest temperature of 6.5 degrees Celsius at 07:15 am, and Jebel Mebrah recording eight degrees Celsius at 05:45 am local time.


Authorities, including the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) and Abu Dhabi Police, have issued warnings to motorists. They advise caution while driving in the rain, avoiding large puddles and flooded areas. Drivers are urged to follow safe driving practices, such as maintaining a safe distance, avoiding sudden braking, and slowing down during turns.

The unstable weather will continue on Monday, with cumulus clouds forming and heavy rain expected in various parts of the UAE. Winds could reach speeds of up to 70 km/h. While the rain may lessen by nightfall, the weather will remain unsettled.

Tuesday weather forecast

Tuesday’s forecast includes partly cloudy to cloudy conditions, with a chance of rain in the northern and eastern regions. Humidity is expected to increase at night and into Wednesday morning, possibly leading to fog in some areas, especially in the west.

Wednesday weather in UAE

Throughout Wednesday and into Thursday, the weather is expected to clear up gradually, with temperatures rising. However, humidity may persist, and there is a possibility of light fog in some inland areas. Wind speeds will remain moderate, and the sea conditions are expected to improve.


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