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Weather: Moderate to heavy rains hit UAE, alert issued

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on December 10, 2019
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Residents advised to be alert to flash floods along valleys.

Moderate to heavy rain is being reported in parts of the UAE on Tuesday, according to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).

Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Delma in Al Dhafra area, Al Sila and Al Ghuwaifat received moderate to heavy rainfall in the early hours of the day.

Sharing today's weather, the NCM said it is expected to be cloudy to partly cloudy with a probability of convective clouds formation accompanied with rainfall, especially over eastern areas in the evening and night.

Scattered rains will fall along the coastal areas from Ras Al Khaimah westward to Abu Dhabi as well as the northern emirates and the eastern region, the NCM said in a statement.

Rain is expected to start falling over some western, eastern and northern areas of the country by today evening. NCM also advised residents to be alert to flash floods along valleys.

Moderate winds in general, causing dusty conditions over the internal and the exposed areas, may reduce horizontal visibility at times.

The temperature today could hover between 25C to 28C in the coastal areas and between 26C to 30C in the internal areas.

The seas will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and moderate becoming rough at times with clouds in Oman Sea, the forecast added.

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