Optimism was further boosted on Tuesday with heavy rain forecast for some of the hotspots in the most populated eastern states of New South Wales and Victoria.
Much of Australia’s wildfire-ravaged east coast was drenched on Friday by the biggest rainfall in almost 20 years, dousing some of the most dangerous blazes and providing welcome relief to farmers battling an extended drought.
NCM shared videos showing towering dust swirls over the ridges in wet and windy conditions.
Twelve people including a nine-year-old boy were killed in flash floods and as walls collapsed in various parts of Pune district in Maharashtra state, police said.
The scene was no different in Sharjah. Dark, ominous clouds dotted the skies on Sunday morning, heralding the prospect of a rainfall which subsequently hit the emirate. There were sporadic streaks of lightning witnessed by some residents.
Real Estate developer Emaar on Sunday issued an statement saying it is working to contain the leakage in the limited areas of the Mall.
Police also urged drivers not to speed, and to drive below 80 kilometres-per-hour. It also instructed drivers to maintain a safe gap between vehicles and stressed the importance of monitoring weather forecasts and safety instructions on its smart platforms.
Fourteen children and three women were killed in "rain-related incidents" in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, local relief official Taimur Ali said.
The NCM has called on drivers and pedestrians to take all necessary precautions when on the roads due to poor visibility because of the fog. In a statement, the Centre said that poor horizontal visibility is expected at times over some internal areas.