A man pushes a car in the midst of a flooded street in Sharjah following heavy rains in UAE on Saturday. AFP
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries usually experience mild winters, with the exception of rare and brief episodes of flooding rains between November and January.
Torrential rainfall has hit the UAE, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with official WAM news agency saying the bad weather was expected to last until Thursday.
The rain has been exacerbated by cloud seeding, which authorities use to increase usually low and rare rainfall, the National Centre of Meteorology said.
In Sharjah, pedestrians and vehicles were caught up in brown-coloured water. Authorities have not reported any casualties.
Heavy rain has been falling in the vast desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, impacting pilgrims in the Holy City of Makkah.
The Saudi civil defence warned that moderate to heavy rain was expected to continue in several regions.
Oman on Saturday had announced "stormy rains of varying intensity" in several regions of the country, and state broadcaster Oman TV showed images of wet roads and rising waters.
Authorities in Qatar urged residents to remain vigilant and forecast "stormy rains" and strong winds in several parts of the country from Sunday.
In Kuwait, "generally average intensity" rain was expected through Sunday evening, the official KUNA news agency reported meteorological authorities as saying.
School classes and exams across the country would be suspended on Monday due to the weather, it added.
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.
Kuwait will close schools and universities nationwide for a day due to unstable weather conditions, the country's education minister said on Sunday.
The highest temperature in the UAE was recorded at 48.4°C in Bada Dafas, Al Dhafra Area at 15:45pm, while lowest temperature in the country, was recorded at 23.8°C at Jabal Al Haban in Fujairah at 1:30am.
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.
The typing centres affirmed that the entry permit application was activated since last Friday and covered all types of residence visas, noting that the holder of a UAE residence visa who stayed abroad for more than 6 months can apply for the entry permit.
Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah recorded the lowest temperature of 1.9°C at 4:15 am on Sunday. Jabal Al Rahba in RAK also recorded 4.2°C. and Jabal Mabrah recorded 4.6 °C, while Rukna in the city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, recorded 6.7°C.
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