"Two deaths have been recorded so far, and we call on everyone not to go out unless necessary," the Makkah regional government said on its Twitter page.
Heavy rain was witnessed on separate areas across the UAE on Monday, while dust-stirring winds blew at 40 km/h. Light rain started falling at 11:49am on Dibba in Fujairah, turning to heavy on Alhala, Al Bidya, Masafi-Dibba Road, Kadra, Asafni and other areas in Ras Al Khaimah.
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.
His Highness called for supplicating Allah to send rain, mercy and abundance upon the country and its people.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) stated that the weather in the country might witness fluctuations for a period of four days, starting from Sunday until Wednesday.
“Due to the current unstable weather conditions, Sharjah City Municipality announces the temporary closure of all parks in the city. The parks will be open again to the public after the end of the unstable weather.”
“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.
The lowest temperature of 8.6˚C was recorded on Friday in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at 6:30am UAE local time. The temperature was 10.3˚C in Jebel Al Mebrah.
Thundershowers, owing to unstable weather conditions triggered by an expected depression, lashed many areas on Saturday. Roads and wadis (valleys) were flooded, and motorists had a tough time wending their way through them.