Motorists park on the side of Al Ain highway to enjoy the rain.
Heavy rain was experienced in several areas of the UAE, bring the temperatures down by a few notches.
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) in a series of tweets shared videos of the downpour.
The rain was experienced in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fuiajrah, and some areas of Sharjah.
Residents made the most of the weekend, but with precautionary measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) saod on Twitter, “A chance of convective clouds formation eastward, northward and internal areas associated with rainfall. “Motorists are advised to drive carefully due to slippery roads and follow traffic rules to ensure their safety.”
Sharjah beach and corniche saw visitors clad in masks enjoying the summer vibes with refreshing beverages.
The NCM said, “Light to Moderate Rain over Al Quaa - Um Azimoul Road ( Al Ain).
“Light rain over Al Quaa (Al Ain).
“Heavy rain over Al Ain Airport.
“Light to moderate rain over Al Bateen (Al Ain).
“Light rain over Al Salamat (Al Ain).
“Light rain over Bad` Bint Sa`oud (Al Ain).
“Light to moderate rain over Sweihan (Abu Dhabi)
“Light to moderate rain over Lehbab (Dubai)
“Moderate rain over Al Bateeh and Al Madam (Sharjah).
“Light to Moderate rain over Nazwa (Sharjah).
“Light to Moderate rain over Maleha (Sharjah).
“Light to moderate rain over Ghiyathi (Al Dhafra area).
“Heavy rain over Al Haniyah (Fujairah).
“Heavy rain over Al Manama (Ajman).
“Heavy rain with hail over Al Raq - Souhaila (Sharjah).
“Heavy rain over Ghayl (Ras Al Khaimah).
“Light rain over Al Haniyah (Fujairah).”
Earlier in the day, the NCM said, “A chance of convective clouds, associated with rainfall and fresh winds, reaching 45 Km/h causing blowing dust and sand with poor horizontal visibility at times over some Eastern and Northern internal areas, extending to the Southern Western areas from 14:00 28/08/2020.”
The highest temperature recorded over the country was 45.6°C in Musaffah at 2:30pm.
While, the lowest temperature recorded over the country was 22.7°C at Jebel Jais at 6am.
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.
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