| 20 July 2024, Saturday |

Heavy rainfall, wind and sandstorms batter parts of the UAE

Strong winds, rain showers, and sandstorms pounded areas of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), prompting police and weather forecasters to warn residents to be alert.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCMS) issued a weather warning for rough weather between 1pm and 8pm on Saturday at 12.36pm.

It predicted 45-kilometre hour winds across parts of the country, including Dubai and Al Ain.

Heavy rainfall and high winds were reported by residents in southeastern parts of Dubai on social media.

One social media user, posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, shared a video of heavy drizzle from his balcony, posting “summer rain in Dubai.”

NCMS predicted rainfall after Al Ain was lashed by heavy rain on Friday and forecast rainfall on Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Monday in eastern parts of the Emirates.

Abu Dhabi Police temporarily lowered the speed limit on the Dubai to Al Ain Road from 140kph to 120kph and urged motorists to “exercise caution due to the rainy weather”.

Temperatures are expected to bearound the mid-40ºC in Abu Dhabi over the next five days, but will be slightly lower in Dubai.

  • alarabiya