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UAE urges flexible work for private sector companies during bad weather. Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Dubai: Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has called on private sector companies across the UAE to apply flexible working patterns during unstable weather conditions.

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“Necessary measures need to be taken by companies to ensure outdoor work, if necessary to resume, complies with the occupational health and safety requirements,” the Ministry said in a statement.

“Companies also need to ensure the health and safety of workers commuting to and from outdoor work locations,” the Ministry added.

The decision was taken due to heavy rains and warnings of continued bad weather.

Additionally, UAE schools will continue with distance learning tomorrow due to weather, the Emirates Schools Establishment announced.

Low intensity rain today

After heavy showers, hail, thunder, and lightning hit most parts of the UAE on Monday, the The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that more rain, of lower intensity, is expected in some areas today.

A senior NCM meteorologist, Dr Ahmad Habib, told Gulf News: “In the daytime, there is a slight chance of low intensity rainfall in scattered areas in the north and east of UAE.”

Dr Habib added that a drop in temperatures was expected overnight. “Temperatures will be steady on Tuesday and start gradually increasing on Wednesday,” he added.

The temperature is expected to dip by 2 degrees Celsius to 4C across most parts of the country, with highs ranging from 20°C to 25°C in coastal regions and lows between 15°C to 19°C.

The lowest temperature recorded yesterday was 7.6°C in Jebel Jais. It is expected to dip to 5°C or lower this morning.