Dubai: Weathermen issued a flash flood alert on Saturday due to heavy rains reported in several parts of the country. Residents in Ras Al Khaimah also reported hail.
The local emergency and crisis management team in Ras Al Khaimah warned sea-goers about big waves. Meanwhile, weathermen warned that roads in some valleys may be dangerous due to the risk of flash floods.
Parents and residents, especially mountainous areas and vehicle drivers, should be cautious with weather fluctuations, rainfall accompanied by heavy winds and the flow of valleys on some areas of the country, and do not venture, risk and endanger yourself and others
The local emergency and crisis management team in Ras Al Khaimah warned sea-goers about big waves. Meanwhile, weathermen warned that roads in some valleys may pose danger to motorists.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) appealed to residents, especially parents and drivers, in mountainous areas to be cautious amidst the unstable weather, which raises the risk of flash floods.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) raised a 14-hour flash flood warning alert is up from 9.30am on Saturday till 11.30am on Sunday.
Lightning could be seen flashing against the night sky in Dubai, as residents took to social media to post pictures and video.
Lightning flashed against the night sky in the UAE as heavy rain was reported in Wadi Shahah in Ral Al Khaimah, Al Adlah in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhaid in Sharjah and Falaj Al Mualla in Umm Al Quwain.
Moderate rain was also reported over Al Wathbah in Abu Dhabi and Hatta in Dubai.
Unstable weather conditions have affected the UAE since April 9, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).
A spokesperson for the centre told Gulf News: “The conditions have intensified today [April 13], resulting in rainfall in most areas of the country. This would not have any significant effect on the temperature.”
The highest rainfall amount recorded till 4pm on Saturday was 87.1mm. Some residents of Al Digdaga area in Ras Al Khaimah have reported experiencing hail.
According to NCM, cloudy conditions and rainfall are expected to continue until April 14. However, clouds are expected to gradually decrease and fair to partly cloudy conditions are forecast for the rest of the week.