Cars move at a slow pace in Ras Al Khaimah.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Heavy rain swept Sharjah on Wednesday morning, much to the surprise of morning commuters.
The rain brought the temperature down by a few notches.
Residents reported that some areas were flooded in Sharjah. Traffic was moving at a slow pace. Heavy traffic congestion was reported from Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.
Rain was witnessed in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah.
Meanwhile, the lowest temperature recorded over the country today morning was 9.5 °C in Jais Mountain at 01:30am.
Moderate to heavy rain was experienced around Mohammed Bin Zayed road in Ras Al Khaimah.
Owing to the effect of an upper air depression from the northwest resulted in the formation of clouds and rain.
These clouds were reportedly accompanied by rainy cumulus clouds, on separate areas of the country, especially the north and east, with lightning, thunder and active winds.
The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said that more rain could is expected in the coming days.
Traffic was moving at a slow place in some areas of Sharjah in the morning.
There were no repots of any accident. Authorities have urged motorists to remain cautious on the streets.
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.
There were showers in the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Fujairah.
In Al Khan area, residents were seen fishing and enjoying the cool breeze. Last week the UAE schools went on winter vacation, so families and youngster were seen holding picnic at the corniche, making the most of the pleasant weather.
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.
Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah witnessed rain mixed with snow and the lowest temperature recorded on Sunday morning was 3.7°C at 4:30am, while the highest temperature was 22.8°C in Kalba at 11:45.
It took place when a businessman, client of the bank decided to deposit an amount that exceeds Dhs2 million, and travel for a vacation to his home country for three months. Upon returning he discovered that Dhs1.7 million had been withdrawn from his account.
Fire teams from two defence stations were called in around 7:27am to be informed about a fire that blasted in a warehouse of highly flammable sponge materials, at Al Jurf Industrial area 1, Ajman.