Watch: Heavy rain lashes all emirates of the UAE

by Staff Reporter
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Rain in UAE

Residents of the UAE experienced a significant change in weather over the weekend as heavy rain showers lashed various parts of the country.

Rain in UAE

Beginning in Al Ain and then spreading to Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah, the rain brought a refreshing start to the Saturday morning.

Dubai witnessed the transformation from overcast skies to heavy downpours, with areas such as Al Khwaneej and Umm Hurair receiving substantial rainfall in the early hours. As the day progressed, Dubai Investments Park, Jebel Ali, Greens, and Jumeirah also experienced significant rainfall, adding to the city’s water reservoirs.

Sharjah saw its share of the downpour, with heavy showers reported in Wadi Shees and Maliha, followed by Al Majaz and Al Nahda. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi experienced hail in Ghiyathi and continuous rainfall in Al Ain, contributing to the overall wet weather pattern across the UAE.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) issued alerts, including an amber alert indicating dense rainy clouds over several emirates, cautioning residents to be mindful of the weather conditions.

The weather phenomenon was attributed to a surface low-pressure system extending from the southwest, accompanied by humid southeasterly to northeasterly winds, creating conducive conditions for moderate to heavy rainfall across the country.

The NCM forecasts continued moderate rainfall on Sunday, particularly in eastern and northern regions, with conditions gradually improving by Sunday evening, offering residents a glimpse of clearer skies ahead.

Dubai-Sharjah bus service suspended due to rain

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has made the decision to suspend the bus service between Dubai and Sharjah. This move comes as heavy rainfall persists across various parts of the country, impacting travel conditions.

Specifically, Bus Route E315 will be temporarily unavailable until further notice. Additionally, traffic on the major Dubai-Sharjah road has been redirected due to water accumulation on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road in Sharjah. Motorists are advised to use Emirates Road via Tripoli Street as an alternate route.

In Sharjah, authorities have closed all exit tunnels leading to major roads, including Sharjah Maliha Road, Sharjah Al Dhaid, and Khor Fakkan Road, due to rainwater accumulation. The police have urged residents to exercise caution and follow instructions from authorities during this period of adverse weather conditions.

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