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Rain hits parts of the UAE

More rain and unsettled weather expected in the emirates, forecasters say

  • By Florence Pia G. Yu, News Editor-Web
  • Published: 10:02 December 17, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News
  • Vehicles drive through rain on Al Dhaid road.
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Dubai: Rain fell in parts of the country on Monday morning, reducing road visibility.

Slow-moving traffic was reported on Al Khail Road, Business Bay Crossing, Shaikh Zayed Road and other key roads in Dubai.

Traffic jams were also reported in exits from International City and Discovery Gardens. 

At least two car collisions slowed down traffic on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, a motorist told Gulf News.

In Sharjah, it rained overnight, with light showers on Monday morning. Motorists reported slow-moving traffic on the Sharjah Ring Road, and towards the Airport Tunnel.

Motorists heading towards Abu Dhabi also reported traffic jams and waterlogged roads.

The Dubai Metreological office said there are chances of more rain throughout the morning, with an unsettled weather expected to continue throughout the day.

The weather will be partly cloudy in the afternoon, and in the next few days, according to the weather bureau.

The maximum temperature is expected to hit 23 degrees Celcius, dropping to 18 degrees Celcius on Monday night.

Comments (20)

  1. Added 18:47 December 17, 2012

    Celebrate the or cold, wet or dry. The UAE ia great place in which to be.

    Mark, Bangalore, India

  2. Added 15:50 December 17, 2012

    When it rains people forget their basic driving rules, they drive with hazard lights on, they drive at a top speed while endagering the lives of others! Seriously guys! Grow up! Drive carefully! You get life only once!!

    Rakhee Mansukhani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 13:56 December 17, 2012

    Awesome weather! Enjoy everyone and drive safely.

    Rumana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 13:34 December 17, 2012

    Taking pictures of a side mirror while in driving seat and obviously driving, wrong message you are giving away. This is serious and I believe who ever posted this picture should be penalized for reckless driving.

    fairhope, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 13:05 December 17, 2012

    Lovely weather this winter. As this year reminds me end of 2007, can`'t forget that rain when all places were waterlogged, especially in Sharjah and had rainy day holiday in schools.

    Kavita, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 11:38 December 17, 2012

    It's nice to have rain, but i have a message for those people who are driving off road; we had an incident today morning at Khalifa Port Abu Dhabi, the pickup turned over 3 times because of mud. So, please take safety precaustions while you are driving off road.

    Farhat, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 11:37 December 17, 2012

    Lovely weather, i hope it will stay for at least a week.

    MIA, DUbai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 11:09 December 17, 2012

    Some the photographs seen here are shot while driving by drivers. Gulf news please do not encourage such act, as it can be disaster on the road.

    Manzoor, Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 10:56 December 17, 2012


    Abu Abdulah, abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 10:36 December 17, 2012

    Beautiful day. with sick kids around makes me depressed. can't enjoy the rain:(

    Sabah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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