During the tour, they inspected all flooded sites and roads and assessed roads and bridges damaged by excessive rainfall and valley run-off.
Light rain started on Abu Al Abyad Island in Abu Dhabi, light to moderate rains slashed the west of Umm Al Zamoul, Abu Dhabi Island, and heavy rain fell on the Yas-Abu Dhabi road, and Riyadh and Mohammed Bin Zayed City.
The lowest temperature recorded on the country on Friday was 24.4°C in Raknah area in Al Ain, at 03:45 am. The NCM also expected that the weather from Saturday to Tuesday would be clear to partly cloudy
The emirate had braced up to address this anticipated summer deluge, by monitoring potential risks and reviewing federal response plans, to ensure the readiness of emergency crews and mechanisms, and spread awareness and safety tips.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has stated that the weather conditions that prevailed in the country over the past four days have now reversed, adding that rainclouds are expected to continue to be formed and temperatures to rise gradually by four to five degrees Celsius over the upcoming days.
Rain in a virtually dry place is extremely welcome, even if it comes in dribs and drabs. The spell of wet weather that the UAE has been witnessing over the New Year’s Eve weekend is very enlivening, to say the least.
The quick response from the government entities and volunteers to save people struggling with heavy rain and floods in the United Arab Emirates is highly laudable
The lowest temperature of 10˚C was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at midnight and 7am on Friday, while the highest temperature of 31.6˚C was recorded on the same day in Kalba in Sharjah at 11am UAE local time.
“Motorists are encouraged to take time before their journey to review weather forecasts and reports through accredited media and the competent authorities in the country to avoid traffic accidents,” he advised.