A view of a road drenched in rainwaters.
Emaduddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
Rain hit various parts of the UAE on Monday, making the weather pleasant and bringing down the temperature by few notches.
Light to moderate rains fell on areas including Madinat Al Riyadh and Musaffah in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, Al Mirfa, Dalma Island, Jebel Dhannah, Al Sila and Baynoona in the Dhafra Region, Fujairah International Airport and Deira and Ras Al Khor in Dubai. Meanwhile, light rains fell on Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain.
The lowest temperature of 3.4 degrees Celsius was recorded on Monday in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at 5:15am.
Jebel Mebrah in Ras Al Khaimah recorded 6.3 degrees Celsius in, Rakna in Al Ain saw 9.3 degrees Celsius and the mercury dipped to 5.7 degrees Celsius in Damtha in Al Ain.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) called on motorists to take caution under the low horizontal visibility caused by the rainfall and dust-stirring winds and to stay away from large puddles and flooded valleys.
The Abu Dhabi Police also called on drivers to be careful due to the rainy weather and to abide by the changing speed limits as shown on the electronic guiding and traffic signs.
Tuesday’s weather is expected to be partly cloudy in general and cloudy at times in separate areas with a chance of rains, the NCM said.
Light to moderate easterly to northeasterly winds will blow, turning to active sometimes at 10 to 25 and up to 40 km/h, while the sea will have moderate waves but will turn to rough at times in the Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman, it added.
Wednesday’s weather will be partly cloudy in general and cloudy at times in separate areas with a chance of rain, it said.
Light to moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds will blow, turning to active, strong and dust-stirring at times at 20 to 30 and up to 50 km/h, while the sea will have moderate waves but will turn to rough at times in the Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman, it added.
The weather on Thursday and Friday is expected to be partly cloudy in general and cloudy at times in separate areas with a chance of rain, the NCM said.
Light to moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds will blow, turning to active, strong and dust-stirring at times, while the sea will have moderate waves but will turn to rough at times in the Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman.
Kuwait will close schools and universities nationwide for a day due to unstable weather conditions, the country's education minister said on Sunday.
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
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) said that the lowest temperature recorded over the country on Sunday is 7.1°C in Jabal Jais (Ras Al Khaimah) at 03:15 UAE Local time.
Light to medium rains lashed separate areas of the UAE on Sunday as a result of shallow air depression in the north and east and a high air extension in the west, accompanied by an extension of an air depression in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Prominent Saudi journalist, novelist, and media personality Hani Naqshbandi passed away on Sunday. Hani Naqshbandi was born in Medina in 1963.
The wise leadership and the UAE government do not hesitate to provide the appropriate environment for the advancement of the youth and unleash their energies and abilities, they said.
Egypt will hold a presidential vote on Dec.10-12, the election authority said on Monday, with the winner to be announced by Dec.18. President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, a former army chief, has ruled for nearly a decade in the Arab world's most populous country.