Cars wade through a flooded street in Al Ain.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
Heavy rain lashed several areas of the UAE on Wednesday morning, brining the temperature down by a few notches.
The weather body said that the lowest temperature recorded over the country was around 17°C at Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah.
Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, orders Dubai Police emergency and rescue teams to support rescue operations being conducted in Fujairah and Eastern Areas to help people affected by heavy rain on Wednesday.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said, “Convective rainy clouds formation associated with fresh winds with speed of 40 km/hr. and rough sea with wave height reaching 7 Ft offshore in the Arabian Gulf from 14:30 Tuesday 26/07/2022 until Wednesday 27/07/2022.”
The NCM said that Khorfakkan experienced good rain. Earlier, light rain was reported in Ras Al Khaimah.
Abu Dhabi, suburbs of Sharjah, Dubai, and Fujairah received light to heavy rainfall.
The Ministry of Interior called on motorists to be cautious while driving due to the unstable weather conditions.
The Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers to adhere to safe driving on internal and external roads during rain and expected weather fluctuations during the coming days.
The police urged road users to follow the weather condition before embarking on a journey, reduce road speed and leave an adequate safe distance between vehicles.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate called on owners of heavy vehicles, trucks and buses, owners of companies and distribution officials to warn drivers and educate them to commit to safe driving during heavy rain, stop at the nearest exit, and reinforce preventive measures to avoid accidents in such weather conditions, in order to preserve the safety of all.
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries usually experience mild winters, with the exception of rare and brief episodes of flooding rains between November and January
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) said that the lowest temperature recorded over the country on Sunday is 7.1°C in Jabal Jais (Ras Al Khaimah) at 03:15 UAE Local time.
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.
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