VIDEO: Fujairah, Sharjah experience rain, temperature drops significantly
20 Nov 2020
Cars move at a slow pace during heavy rain in Fujairah.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Heavy to moderate rain was witnessed in Fujairah, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah on Friday morning.
The rain resulted in a significant decrease in temperatures and waterlogging in the main roundabouts and streets.
The scattered rain started in the wee hours in several suburbs.
The UAE weather body, National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said moderate to heavy rain was witnessed in Fujairah’s Wadi Saham, Wadi Laban, Al Furfar, and Khalifa Road.
Light rain was experienced over Wadi Shees in Sharjah.
Videos shared by NCM showed rain in valleys and suburbs.
The NCM said, “Chance of convective clouds formation associated with rainfall over some Eastern coastal areas with fresh winds, reaching 45 km/h at times causing blowing dust and sand with poor horizontal visibility, from the period 09:00 until 17:30, on Friday 20/11/2020.
The weather body expects that the weather on Saturday will be partly cloudy over the eastern, northern areas and over the sea.
It is also expected to be humid by night over some coastal and internal areas.
The NCM has called on the motorists to exercise caution while driving under the rain, and during the low horizontal visibility caused by raised dust and dirt.
It also advised people to stay away from valleys and the surface-run-offs.