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Heavy rain in south-eastern parts of UAE

Chances of scattered rain on Thursday, forecasters say

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Al Ain: Heavy rain lashed some south-eastern parts of the country since Tuesday night, flooding some low-lying areas.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has recorded some 114.6mm rain until Wednesday afternoon in Al Qua, a town some 120km in the south of Al Ain. There are, however, no reports of property damage or casualties.

The unsettled weather also kept the skies cloudy to partly cloudy in Al Ain and neighbouring towns and cities. The NCMS also recorded 29.2mm in Hameem, 25.2mm in Mazyed, 16.6mm in Al Arad, 12.2mm in Khatam Al Shikala, and 8mm in Jebel Hafeet area.

Forecasters said the rain was accompanied by strong winds and thunderstorms in some areas. Heavy rain also flooded some of the neighbouring Omani areas, with reports of flash floods in the mountainous regions.

According to the NCMS, the weather will continue to be partly cloudy to cloudy on Thursday in general, especially during evening and at night in different areas. There are chances of scattered rain. The centre said winds will be moderately rough in general but will become strong at times, kicking up dust and sand in some inland areas. The sea will also be rough.


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