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UAE Experiences Heavy Rain and Urges Caution on Roads

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) of the UAE has recorded severe rainfall across the country.

The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has reported heavy rainfall in various parts of the country. This widespread rainfall has affected several roads, leading to a call for caution among motorists.

In response to the inclement weather, the Abu Dhabi Police have issued an urgent advisory to drivers. They are urging motorists to reduce their speed when driving in rainy conditions. 

Siren alerts were also sent out to residents as a precautionary measure. Additionally, numerous roads in the capital city have activated speed-reduction systems, lowering the speed limit to 80 km/h.

Emergency Contact Information:

In emergencies such as falling trees, water accumulation, or tilting lighting poles, residents are advised to contact Abu Dhabi City Municipality at 993.

The Met Department has warned of heavy showers, thunderstorms, and lightning. Residents are strongly advised to avoid unnecessary travel, exercise caution on the road, and switch on low-beam headlights when visibility is reduced.

Hail Expected in Specific Areas:

Heavy rain and hailstones are expected in the mountainous areas of the eastern and central regions of Sharjah. Coastal areas along the Arabian Gulf and regions in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra, Al Ain, and the eastern coast may also be impacted.

The NCM anticipates that unstable weather conditions will persist in the UAE. Weather transitions from partly cloudy to cloudy conditions are expected across various regions. Rainfall and thunderstorms, especially with convective clouds, are likely.

Temperature and Wind Changes:

Temperatures are expected to decrease, and wind conditions will vary from moderate to strong gusts, especially when there is cloud cover. 

This may result in reduced horizontal visibility due to dust and sand. During cloudy weather, the sea conditions may become moderate to rough, particularly in the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.

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