The rain had an effect on the traffic as it slowed down. There were long tailbacks. The damp weather however did not dampen spirits of the residents who welcomed it with open arms: it was like a breath of fresh air.
"Two deaths have been recorded so far, and we call on everyone not to go out unless necessary," the Makkah regional government said on its Twitter page.
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.
Light to moderate rain due to the formation of convective clouds continued for the second consecutive day on Monday in various parts of the country. Rain lasted for almost 7 hours from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.
The UAE will witness some cumulus clouds accompanied by rain on separate areas of the country between Saturday and Tuesday, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).
The NCM called on the public to take caution during the heavy rainfall and strong winds on some eastern and northern area, which would led to lower horizontal visibility, and to stay away from flooded areas.
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.
A number of areas in the country, on Tuesday, witnessed light to heavy rain, accompanied by lightning and thunder, because of the country being affected by a surface depression.
The Dubai Police sent text messages to residents warning them about bad weather conditions.
The NCM said, “A chance of rainy convective clouds associated with fresh winds and strong at times with speed of 45 km/hr causing blowing dust reducing the horizontal visibility at times over some Eastern and Northern areas from 12:30 to 20:00 Wednesday 27/04/2022.”