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Mercury drops to 10.3°C in RAK mountain

Showers are expected again in scattered areas of UAE on Saturday

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A view of Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah. At 1,911 metres, the mountain is the tallest in the UAE and popular with tourists and mountain climbers.

Dubai: The mercuy has dropped further down to 10.3 degrees C in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah's mountains early on Saturday morning following moderate-to-heavy rains that drenched the UAE's north-east.

Showers are expected again in scattered areas of the country today, Saturday, according to the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).

Meanwhile, the temperatures also droppped to 13.3 degrees C in Raknah, near Al Ain, at 6am on Saturday while it was 13.8 degress C in the UAE's Mebreh Mountain at 5.45am.

Forecasters expect clouds to increase over scattered areas of the country, alongside convective clouds and rainfall at times.


Moderate-to-heavy rain lashed some areas of the UAE from Thursday afternoon, and rains continued on Friday in many areast.

Flashfloods were reported in some parts of the northern emirates on Thursday.



19-year-old student was reported missing while 5 others were rescued after a 4x4 vehicle was washed away by torrential waters coming off from nearby mountains.



A forecaster from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology told Gulf News that they expect heavier rain not only in the eastern parts but also in the northern parts — from Ras Al Khaimah to Fujairah and the islands.

“These showers are normal at this time of the year because winter has begun. So rains are to be expected, even more so by the end of November and until December,” the forecaster said.

Here's a video of heavy rainfall over northern UAE on Friday.