Torrential rain creates havoc in UAE

Heavy rain wreaked havoc Abu Dhabi Air Expo

(Emirates247): LATEST: Heavy rain fell today (Wednesdsay) in areas and villages of the Emirate of Fujairah, amid reports of more rains nationwide.

‘The rains were accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and drop in temperature. The streets and lower areas were clogged with water, while the farms were inundated.

The sky is still overcast as more rains are expected in the coming hours. Meanwhile, rains were reported in Khor Fakkan and Kalba in the Emirate of Sharjah.

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UPDATE: National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology Centre (NCMS) has said that the unstable weather currently affecting the UAE would continue as clouds gather with formation of some cumulus clouds and increasing thunderstorms.

It predicted in a statement that this unstable weather will last until Thursday evening.

NMSC forecast rainfall of different intensity in many areas, leading to flooding in valleys near the highlands in the eastern and northern areas of the country.

It added that the wind will be moderate to brisk, and the Arab Gulf and the Arabian Sea will be sometimes rough.

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The centre revealed that the highest rain recorded in Al Shuaib area reached 240 cubic millimetres, and the highest wind speed recorded at Bateen Airport until 11am on Wednesday reached 126 km per hour.

EARLIER REPORT: In its 10am report, the UAE’s Met office has stated neighbouring areas around Jebel Ali and Al Maktoum Airport are experiencing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

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Motorists in Jebel Ali are also reporting low visibility driving conditions, with Samer Chami tweeting: “Visibility is near “0” around Jebel Ali area in Dubai now. Had to pull over and stop. Very bad driving conditions…be cautious!”

Andy Turner also tweeted of similar driving conditions, saying: “Avoid Jebel Ali Industrial Areas – all main roads are really flooded – people driving the wrong way on roads.”

Turner stated Jebel Ali Industrial area 1 has been severely affected by the waterlogging.

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