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.
Experts carried out sorties to fire flares in the clouds present to enhance the process of rain. But the amount of rain experienced in the country could not be independently linked to the process.
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.