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Stormy Weather Hits UAE: Flight Cancellations and Road Safety Advisories

Stormy Weather Hits UAE: Flight Cancellations and Road Safety Advisories

The UAE experienced stormy weather on Saturday morning, resulting in torrential rain that forced some flight cancellations and disruptions to road travel. Here are the key updates:

Flight Disruptions:

  • Flydubai confirmed the cancellation of some inbound flights and reported diversions and delays for others due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Flights from other airlines bound for Dubai were diverted to alternative airports including Zayed International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Muscat International Airport, and Hamad International Airport.

Road Safety Advisories:

  • Dubai Police urged motorists to exercise caution on wet roads, emphasizing the importance of driving carefully during adverse weather conditions.
  • The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) suspended all marine transport until further notice to ensure passenger safety.

Community Impact and Social Media Coverage:

  • Various communities across Dubai experienced heavy rain, prompting widespread coverage on social media platforms.
  • Residents were advised to limit outdoor activities and only venture out if necessary due to hazardous road conditions caused by flooding.

Continued Weather Alerts:

  • Most parts of the country remained under a yellow alert issued by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), expected to last until at least 4pm on Sunday, March 10.
  • The NCM issued additional alerts for eastern areas, advising precautions against heavy rain and flash floods.

Road Safety Measures in Abu Dhabi:

  • In Abu Dhabi, speed limits returned to normal on Saturday morning, but motorists were urged to drive cautiously and adhere to changing speed limits displayed on electronic boards.

As the adverse weather conditions persist, authorities continue to monitor the situation and take necessary measures to ensure public safety on roads and during travel.

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