A map shows the would-be affected areas in the UAE.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The National Centre of Meteorology forecast weather over the coming days to be cloudy associated with rainfall. Following is a detailed weather forecast issued by the NCM on Wednesday for the coming days.
The NCM said Saturday would be cloudy with a chance of scattered rain starting in the morning over the islands, gradually approaching the coasts and the Northern regions in the afternoon.
For Sunday and Monday, the weather would see rain associated with thunder and lightning intensify at times over different parts of the country, resulting in flash floods eastwards and northwards.
The NCM said, on Tuesday, clouds would gradually decrease with a chance of rain over the western coasts and East of the country during the day.
The NCM indicated that the weather on Thursday was expected to be fair to partly cloudy in general. Some clouds would appear east and southward by afternoon. Light to moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds, freshening at times, with a speed of 18–28, reaching 38km/hr were likely. The sea waves could be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Sea of Oman.
Sharjah residents were seen collecting hailstones after the Emirate experienced a hailstorm. Streaks of lightning blazed across UAE skies, including the Sharjah’s Buhairah Corniche, where traffic was thin on Sunday.
The scene was no different in Sharjah. Dark, ominous clouds dotted the skies on Sunday morning, heralding the prospect of a rainfall which subsequently hit the emirate. There were sporadic streaks of lightning witnessed by some residents.
Rain was witnessed over Sieh Shuaib in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali in Dubai. Light to moderate rain was witnessed over Al Dhaid in Sharjah and Dibba in Fujairah.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
An Australian tourist who was infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) thanked the UAE health sector for the care and treatment she received and helped her recover from the virus. She reportedly landed at Dubai Airport as a transit passenger on her way from Britain to Australia.
Two medical doctors said hand sanitizers which are the alternative to the 20-second handwashing, if soap and water were unavailable, should have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol content.