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Emaduddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
Rains of different intensity fell on separate areas of the UAE on Monday as a result of the country being affected by a shallow air depression from the Red Sea and southern Iran, accompanied by humid easterly and southeasterly winds.
Moderate to heavy rains started falling at 12:30pm on Al Huwailat in Ras Al Khaimah, Wadi Al Helou in Sharjah, Wadi Mai and Hayl in Fujairah and Kalba, while light rains fell on Kalba ring road in Sharjah. The lowest temperature of 20 degrees Celsius was recorded at the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport at 5am. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) called on the public to exercise extreme caution while driving their vehicles during the rains due to the lack of visibility caused by the rains and sand-stirring winds.
Separate areas of the country witnessed medium to heavy rain due a state of atmospheric instability as the upper low pressure extending from the west over the country deepens, coinciding with the extension of a surface low pressure from the south, and the continued flow of clouds from the Red Sea towards the country, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).
Light to medium rains lashed separate areas of the UAE on Sunday as a result of shallow air depression in the north and east and a high air extension in the west, accompanied by an extension of an air depression in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Heavy rain was witnessed on separate areas across the UAE on Monday, while dust-stirring winds blew at 40 km/h. Light rain started falling at 11:49am on Dibba in Fujairah, turning to heavy on Alhala, Al Bidya, Masafi-Dibba Road, Kadra, Asafni and other areas in Ras Al Khaimah.
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