Clouds formations accompanied with rainfall. File photo
Abu Dhabi Police on Sunday urged the public to drive carefully during severe weather conditions, after the National Centre for Meteorology forecast highlighted continuing cloudy conditions and the possibility of rain and wind, which will cause low visibility in the northern and eastern regions from 10:30 to 19:00.
Police also urged drivers not to speed, and to drive below 80 kilometres-per-hour. It also instructed drivers to maintain a safe gap between vehicles and stressed the importance of monitoring weather forecasts and safety instructions on its smart platforms.
Abu Dhabi Police also encourages the public to drive at appropriate speed limits during fog and severe weather, noting that its radars are tuned to the stated speeds on traffic signs and smart towers on roads. It also urged drivers to follow related text messages sent by authorities to inform the public about weather and road conditions.
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.
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.
Almost a million Rohingya — most of whom fled a military offensive in neighbouring Myanmar in 2017 — live in a vast network of squalid camps in south-eastern Bangladesh.
Authorities reported the deaths all took place in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, where television footage showed staff of a hospital piling up sandbags outside an emergency room to fend off water gushing in from the street.
Tariq Saeed Allay said, "The special concert celebrating the 49th National Day reflects Sharjah’s keenness to translate the ideals and values of the UAE federation and its commitment to support humanitarian initiatives."