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Thundershowers continue to pound UAE

Motorists urged to drive with extra care; weather forecasters expect scattered rainfall to continue until Monday

  • Heavy rain falls on Sharjah
    Heavy rain falls on Sharjah on March 25, 2017.Image Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News
  • Lightning in Sharjah.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan
  • Thunderbolt and lightning in the early hours of Friday in the UAE.Image Credit: @NCMS / Twitter video
  • A motorist negotiates flooded street near Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre on Muroor street during the rain in AbImage Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
  • The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) also reported that the weather will remain unstable.Image Credit: Gulf News
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  • Temperatures cooled down as scattered rain fell across various parts of the UAE Friday.Image Credit: Gulf News
  • A public transport bus on Muroor street near Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre following heavy rains in Abu Dhabi Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
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  • Wet Friday in Dubai.Image Credit: Gulf news

Dubai: Thundershowers continued across the UAE on Saturday, a day after heavy rain and hailstorm fell on parts of the emirates.

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The national weather bureau said the weather will remain unstable, with clouds and more rain expected to fall across the country.

Dark clouds and lightning were also seen in Dubai as the police urged motorists to reduce their driving speed in heavy rain.

 

On Friday night, Dubai residents reported seeing a hailstorm, while rain of varying intensities fell on other parts of the emirate.

Watch: Hailstorm at Dubai Airport

On Friday, residents woke up to the sound of thundery rain as different intensities of rain fell over scattered areas of the country.

Watch: Hail and rain in Hor Al Anz area.

Video by: Mohammed Lateef/Gulf News reader

The early Friday drizzle, the result of the unstable weather pattern over the country, has resulted in a few road accidents. Motorists are urged to be extra careful in wet weather due to slippery roads.

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Here's how a thundery rain in the UAE looks like.

 

At around 2am, heavy rain was reported over Saih Al Salem, Al Faqa, and Al Hiyar. The morning thunderstorms were followed by windy conditions.

Dubai residents were treated to a thunderbolt and lightning show just before 9am on Friday. The rain has significantly reduced visibility.

Heavy rain poured over Abu Dhabi and Al Minhad, as well as over Al Ain International and Fujairah International airport.

Light rain was also seen over the Abu Dhabi International, Al Bateen Airport, Al Maktoum International and Dubai International airports.

 

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) reported that the weather will remain unstable, with clouds and rain expected to fall across various parts of the country.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, said weathermen. They also see possible showers on Friday afternoon, a 20 per cent chance of rain on Saturday, and a 60 per cent chance of rain on Monday.

Temperatures over the next couple of days are expected cool down in the early mornings, especially in coastal areas.

 

 

 

 

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