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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 campaign will run over the course of next 10 days with specific procedures and conditions.
Ahmed Al Khadim confirmed that the field hospital was established with a capacity of 450 beds to relieve hospitals in the city and areas of the eastern coast are accommodate simple and medium cases of people infected with the coronavirus.
Tourists and visitors coming to Dubai from July 7 must complete five steps to enter the emirate. They must check if an entry visa is required or not, book a flight, have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 or bear treatment and isolation costs, apply for a PCR test in the tourist’s home country 96 hours before travel or make the test upon arrival in Dubai.
The UAE government in May finalised a series of meetings on a post COVID-19 strategy for the country, that will see a review of current ministerial and government structures, and focus on a two-phase recovery plan.