Rainfall in Kalba Corniche.
Emaduddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
Rains of varying intensity fell on separate areas of the country on Tuesday morning. Moderate to heavy rains fell on multiple areas including Qidfa, Wadi Mai and Dhadna in Fujairah, Fujairah International Airport, Khorfakkan, Dibba Al Hisn and Kalba Corniche in Sharjah and other separate areas across the country.
According to the National Centre of Meteorology, unstable weather conditions are expected to prevail on Wednesday and Thursday, during which heavy rains will fall, accompanied by lightning and thunder at times, while temperature is likely to drop.
The lowest temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius was registered on Wednesday in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at 5:15am, while 5.9 degrees Celsius was registered in Jebel Mebrah in Ras Al Khaimah and 7.8 degrees Celsius in Rakna in Al Ain.
The NCM called on motorists to take caution while driving due to the low horizontal visibility caused by the rainfall and dust-stirring winds and to stay away from large puddles and flooded valleys.
Abu Dhabi Police also called on drivers to be cautious due to the rainy weather conditions and to abide by the changing speed limits as shown on the electronic traffic and guiding signs.
Wednesday’s weather is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy with some cumulus clouds appearing, accompanied by heavy rains, lightning and thunder at times, while temperature is likely to drop, the NCM 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 55 km/h, while the sea will have moderate waves but may become rough in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, it added.
Thursday’s weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy with some cumulus clouds appearing, accompanied by heavy rains, lightning and thunder on separate areas and a noticeable drop in temperature, it said.
Moderate to active southeasterly to northeasterly winds will blow, turning to strong and sand-stirring at times, while the sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, it added.
Friday’s weather is expected to be partly cloudy in general and cloudy at times with rainfall on some areas, particularly the coastal, northern and eastern ones, the NCM said.
Southeasterly to northeasterly winds will blow, turning to light to moderate northwesterly winds. The winds will be active at times at 15 to 25 and up to 40 km/h, while the sea will have moderate waves but may become rough in the Arabian Gulf compared to regular to moderate waves in the Sea of Oman.
The National Centre of Meteorology has warned residents over poor visibility, and urged motorists to drive carefully and within the speed limit.
Among the areas that witnessed heavy rainfall were Wadi Al Ajili in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah-Kalba Road, while Ekhaidir and Al Dhaid in Sharjah, Muzaira in Ajman and the Masafi and Asfi in Ras Al Khaimah witnessed moderate rain.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) on Wednesday recorded the lowest temperature in the area. The NCM said, “The lowest temperature recorded over the country this morning was 1.9°C in Raknah at 07:15 UAE local.”
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