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Video: Rain hits UAE, motorists urged to drive safely

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on January 6, 2020
Video: Rain hits UAE, motorists urged to drive safely

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Drivers have been advised to avoid speeding and overtaking other vehicles.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) in UAE issued a weather warning on Monday as light to moderate rain lashed parts of UAE.

According to the NCM, light rains were reported over Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain early in the morning.

In a brief statement tweeted by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, people have been asked to stay tuned to the weather forecast through the official local media and social media channels.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have urged motorists to drive safely during the rainy conditions and  also instructed to maintain a safe following distance and avoid applying brakes suddenly, to prevent the risk of skidding when roads are slippery.

The NCM had also warned sea-goers in Arabian Gulf against potential convective clouds formations associated with rainfall.

Weather in details:


Cloudy to partly cloudy with a chance of rainfall at day time especially over the northern and eastern areas with notable decrease in temperature. 

Wind: Moderate to fresh Northwesterly winds and strong at times especially over the sea, causing blowing dust and sand, with speed 25 - 35  reaching 55kmph.

Sea: rough to very rough in the Arabian Gulf and rough in Oman Sea.


Fair to partly cloudy especially over coastal and the islands.

Wind: Fresh Northwesterly winds by morning over the sea becoming moderate winds in general with speed 20 - 30 reaching 40 kmph 

Sea: Rough by morning becoming slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.



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