Dust storms engulfed areas of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Motorists were urged to exercise caution in the streets
Mumbai airport experienced issues in flight operations due to heavy rain and poor visibility.
Millions of residents in Louisiana on Saturday braced for Tropical Storm Barry, which lashed the southern US state with strong winds and heavy rain as it edged towards shore at near-hurricane strength.
Torrential rain left seven people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said, as emergency workers raced to rescue people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts got under way.
After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq’s famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate change.
The National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, has issued a statement detailing a chance of the formation of convective clouds with rainfall on Saturday.
Thousands of people have been stranded and at least five killed amid torrential rain throughout central and southern China, with authorities bracing themselves for at least another four days
Heavy rain was reported from Dubai’s Al Awir, Lahbab, and Margham. Moderate rain fell on some areas of Sharjah.
Torrential rain damaged cars, garages, basements, attics, stores, roads and factories and interrupted railway services, the regional government said in a statement.
Authorities said the deaths occurred largely due to electrocutions caused by ill-maintained power lines even as large segments of the city suffered hours-long outages that lasted up to a day in some areas.