Vehicles ply in a road amid heavy rain in Ras Al Khaimah.
Emad Eddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
On Wednesday morning, the eastern coast, opposite the Emirate of Fujairah, witnessed high water levels, and separate areas of the country witnessed different rain, as a result of the country being affected by a weak air depression from the east, accompanied by a high air extension in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Moderate to heavy rain started to fall on Al Qoraya and Safad areas in Fujairah at 7:30am, while light to moderate rain fell on Sakamkam, Yabsa Road, Fujairah Masafi Road, and Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah. Light rain fell on Shaam Ghalilah and moderate to heavy rain fell on Ghail.
Moderate rains fell on Al Shuhada Road in Ras Al Khaimah, and on Al Kharos in Sharjah.
Jebel Jais in RAK recorded the lowest temperature over the country, 13.3°C on Saturday at 03:15am.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) expected Thursday's weather to be clear to partly cloudy and dusty at times during the day, with low clouds in the east and south which will be sometimes accumulative, accompanied by rains. It is expected that it will be on Thursday night and Friday morning on some coastal and interior areas.
Winds will be southeasterly to northeasterly, light to moderate, active at times, at a speed of 15 to 25, reaching 35 km/hour.
The sea is expected to be light in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
The NCM indicated that Friday weather will be clear to partly cloudy and dusty at times, with clouds to the east which may be accompanied by light rains. It will be humid at night and in Saturday morning on some coastal and interior areas.
On Friday, winds will be southeasterly to northeasterly, light to moderate, and active at times.
The sea will be moderate to light in the Arabian Gulf and light in the Sea of Oman.
The Centre appealed to take caution while driving during the rains, and with the lack of horizontal visibility, due to rains and dusty winds, and advised to stay away from places of water gathering and the flow of valleys.
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Heavy to moderate rain was experienced in several areas of the UAE on Thursday, bringing the mercury down by a few notches. Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ajman, Sharjah, and Dubai witnessed heavy rain.
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