The National Centre of Meteorology has warned residents over poor visibility, and urged motorists to drive carefully and within the speed limit.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) predicts Friday’s weather to be fair in general and partly cloudy at times. Clouds may appear eastward, become convective by afternoon, with an increase in temperature.
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.”
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) expects temperatures to drop by an average of 7 to 10°C, as of Tuesday and Wednesday.
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has issued weather alerts in some parts of the UAE, urging motorists and residents to remain cautious.
Rains of varying degrees of intensity lashed separate areas of the country on Tuesday, as a result of the country being affected by the oscillatory movement in the north of the Arabian Peninsula, which resulted in a rise in temperatures, and the formation of rainy clouds, accompanied by lightning and thunder. This reportedly will continue until Thursday, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).
The NCM appealed to the public to be careful and exercise caution while driving during the rain, as well as when the horizontal visibility is not clear, due to rain and winds that raise dust and dirt.
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.
Separate areas of the country witnessed medium to heavy rain due a state of atmospheric instability as the upper low pressure extending from the west over the country deepens, coinciding with the extension of a surface low pressure from the south, and the continued flow of clouds from the Red Sea towards the country, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).