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.
His Highness called for supplicating Allah to send rain, mercy and abundance upon the country and its people.
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.
The Saudi Civil Defence Directorate issued a statement, confirming that it had dealt with the incident of the drowning of a child as a result of the high water level in Hail, according to local media.
A total of 160 women and children are among the dead, the NDMA said in a situation report released on Thursday, adding that the rains have partially or fully damaged more than 5,500 houses.
The monsoon rains that wreaked havoc in the country resulted in the deaths of 304 people, including 118 children and damaged 8,889 houses, according to the NDMA.
Around 10,000 people were camped near the remote Amarnath temple, nestled in a Himalayan mountain cave, when a sudden cloudburst triggered a deluge.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) called on the public to exercise caution during heavy rain and strong winds over some eastern areas, which may cause solid objects to fly and horizontal visibility to become lower.