The lowest temperature recorded over the country on Saturday morning was 18.9°C in Jebel Jais (Ras Al Khaimah ) at 3.15am local time
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) called on drivers to exercise extreme caution while driving vehicles with the lack of visibility due to rains and sand-stirring winds and to stay away from flooded valleys.
Thundershowers, owing to unstable weather conditions triggered by an expected depression, lashed many areas on Saturday. Roads and wadis (valleys) were flooded, and motorists had a tough time wending their way through them.
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.
The lowest temperature of 25.8˚C was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah while the highest temperature of 48.6˚C was recorded in Jebel Al Dhannah in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.
The NCM appealed to everyone to be cautious while driving through rains, and with zero horizontal visibility due to rains and the dust-stirring winds.
The NCM also stressed that it is following the situation around the clock and will provide the public with the latest developments, appealing to everyone to follow up on the bulletins and reports issued by the NCM and not to circulate rumours.
Separately, the government school administrations in Dubai and the northern emirates announced that students would attend their classes online on Friday, due to weather conditions and weather fluctuations.
Major General Saif urged drivers to use warning signals in case of a vehicle breakdown, move off the road to avoid obstructing traffic or being involved in traffic accidents, and not use hazard lights or four-way flashers except during an emergency...