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.
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.
The rescue teams of the Abu Dhabi Police said the men and women were trapped in the floods in Wadi Saa in Al Ain region.
The National Centre of Meteorology shared videos of cloud seeding procedure.
The altercations on two key bridges in the Iraqi capital also left at least 44 people wounded, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Both bridges appeared to be calm by morning hours.