A video grab shows heavy rain in Dubai. Photo: NCM/ Twitter
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
Various areas in the country witnessed light to heavy rain on Friday afternoon, as a result of formation of cumulus clouds towering over some inland and eastern areas.
Heavy rain was reported from Dubai’s Al Awir, Lahbab, and Margham. Moderate rain fell on some areas of Sharjah.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has pointed to an extension of a surface low pressure over the country, accompanied by an upper ridge.
The NCM said convective clouds formation associated with rainfall and fresh winds will blow dust and sand in some areas reducing horizontal visibility to less than 1,000 metres at times over some eastern areas for Friday.
Motorists have been urged to exercise caution in the streets.