Egypt has closed schools and universities in Cairo and companies saw only skeletal staff show up at work after heavy rains pummeled parts of the country’s capital the previous day, causing massive traffic jams and flooding many key roads.
The NCM said Saturday would be cloudy with a chance of scattered rain starting in the morning over the islands, gradually approaching the coasts and the Northern regions in the afternoon.
Typhoon Tapah was passing near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon after hitting other parts of southern Japan, including Okinawa, the two previous days.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that the weather on Thursday would be partly cloudy to cloudy by noon with a chance of rainfall at first westward spread gradually over scattered areas of the country.
Sharjah residents were seen collecting hailstones after the Emirate experienced a hailstorm. Streaks of lightning blazed across UAE skies, including the Sharjah’s Buhairah Corniche, where traffic was thin on Sunday.
Most schools on Saturday announced they would be closed on Sunday due to the fluctuating weather conditions and their inability to receive students and teachers on the first day of the second semester, which was scheduled to start on Sunday at all UAE government and private schools that follow the Ministry of Education’s curriculum.
An accident took place at the Sharjah Airport road on Saturday morning due to heavy rain. Driver lost control of his vehicle because of the slippery road, causing the car to flip. Police patrols rushed to the scene. They cordoned out the car crash site and police are investigating the accident.
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The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) expected the country would experience light to moderate rain as of Monday to Wednesday.