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Unusual Heavy Rains Drench the UAE, Breaking Records

According to the NCM, the country is receiving unusually high rainfall this month compared to past years.

Parts of the UAE have been hit by heavy rains, with the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) noting that the country is experiencing an unusual amount of rainfall this month compared to previous years.

On Monday, Ras-al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi witnessed heavy downpours, with Fujairah reporting record-high rainfall. The unexpected weather has caught the attention of residents and officials.

Rainfall in Dubai and Other Emirates:

Even Dubai’s Jebel Ali area experienced light rainfall in the afternoon, a rare occurrence in the desert city. 

The NCM issued forecasts of rains in parts of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah on Monday evening, adding to the unusual weather conditions.

Ongoing Showers and Cloudy Skies:

The NCM predicts that more showers will continue throughout the week, with cloudy skies prevailing over the UAE. Residents should be prepared for additional rainfall.

Videos posted on the NCM and Storm Centre’s social media accounts depict overcast skies, intense rainfall, and flooding in Fujairah. 

Authorities have been cautioning people to remain vigilant, especially when venturing into mountainous areas, as the rain may lead to floods and wet roads, posing risks to motorists and hikers.

Expected Rainfall for the Next Few Months:

Dr. Ahmed Habib from the NCM explained, “We are witnessing more rainfall than usual this month, and we are now entering the rainy season, which is common for this time of the year.” 

The UAE typically experiences rainfall between November and March, with short downpours and occasional thunderstorms.

Weather Patterns and Factors:

Habib further elaborated that the country is currently under the influence of a broad area of low-pressure systems, and clouds intermittently move in from the west, combined with scattered convective clouds, particularly in the eastern and northern regions. 

These factors contribute to the variable rainfall intensity, occasionally becoming heavy in specific localized areas.

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