UAE: Water logging as rain and hailstorm hit Dubai, Northern Emirates

UAE(Emirates247): Heavy rains lashed Dubai, Sharjah and Northern Emirates on Wednesday evening with residents reporting water logging in different parts of the emirates.

There have been reports of water logging in Bur Dubai, Deira, Al Nahda and also other areas of Sharjah. Some parts of Dubai recorded hailstorm as well.

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Motorists have been reporting that the traffic is either standstill or moving very slow on the major roads.

Thunderstorms and hail lashed parts of UAE and Oman on Tuesday, with reports of waterlogging in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.

More rainfall is also forecast today, with the UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) warning of low visibility conditions in‎ Abu Dhabi and Dubai due to early morning fog.

At 5am, a shroud of fog had descended on Al Maktoum Airport in Dubai, with the capital’s airport also affected with the same.

Dubai Police tweeted: “We request drivers to drive carefully and safely due to heavy fog on internal and external roads.”

The Minhad air base also reported low visibility, according to NCMS update, along with Al Ain, Sweihan and Khalifa College.

Fog in Dubai

Abu Dhabi Police issued a road warning on its official Twitter account at 6.30am, stating: “Low visibility due to fog formation on different parts in Abu Dhabi ‎and highways. Motorists are urged to take extra caution.‎”

Thunderstorms on the horizon

The UAE’s Storm Centre reported ice rain in the north on Tuesday, as Muharram Abro tweeted: “Very heavy rain with black clouds along with ice storm started in Fujairah.”

Oman Meteorology also stated: “Radar images observe thundershower with hail over North and South al Batinah and Mountains of al Dhakiliah.”

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