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Visibility was affected in several areas.
SHARJAH: Light to moderate rain was witnessed on several areas of the UAE on Sunday morning, much to the delight of the public. The temperatures noticeably decreased.
According to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM), dust storms engulfed areas of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Motorists were urged to exercise caution in the streets.
Traffic remained normal, and there were no accidents reported.
The weather was generally cloudy and pleasant. Surface runoff was visible on various roads and yards.
The NCM warned sea-goers in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea of rough seas and weather disturbance.
The NCM has expected that the volatile weather may remain likely today with rainfall of different intensities over most areas of the country, associated with thunder activity at times and hailstones fall.
There were showers in the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Fujairah.
The United Arab Emirates is planning to capture every droplet by inducing clouds to produce rain and meet its water needs.
Popular spots such as the Buhairah Corniche and Sharjah beach saw people capitalising on the opportunity that the change in weather gave.
The police have been sharing accident videos to educate the members of the public on the dire consequences of such wrong practices.
The authorities said, “The rate of positive cases from tests remains 1%, similar to the previous week."
A deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal has moved west-northwestwards on Tuesday, and has intensified into Cyclonic Storm Nivar, officials at the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai said.
The Health Ministry said that social distancing and precautionary measures would be applicable.