Dubai: Rain of different levels of intensity lashed parts of Ras Al Khaimah on Monday afternoon.

Heavy rain pounded Tawiyen and Wadi Kafoof at around 4pm on Monday, while Showka received light showers. Forecasters said the showers resulted from low pressure in the surface air and low pressure in the upper layer, causing cloud formation associated with rain.

Heavy rain, accompanied by lightning and thunder, lashed Al Quaa in Abu Dhabi, close to the border with Oman, and Al Suhailah in Sharjah. Al Dhaid in Sharjah experienced moderate rainfaill.

Watch: Heavy rain in Al Dhaid area, Sharjah Video courtesy: N.Baadshah/Gulf News reader

Chances of rainfall over the eastern and southern parts of the country will continue over the next 48 hours, according to the weather bulletin of the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology. Residents are advised to avoid wadis or areas where water could accummulate or overflow.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy and hazy at times.

Moderate winds, freshening at times, might kick up dust or sand to in open areas, reducing visibility to up to 1,500 metres.

Relative humidity will increase up to 80 per cent in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and up to 85 per cent in Sharjah during night time and early morning. The Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea will be moderate to rough.