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Weekend weather:  Rain forecast for UAE, temperatures to dip further

Dubai - Rain hit parts of UAE on Thursday, flooding few areas

By Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia

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Published: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 3:46 PM

Rain hit parts of UAE on Thursday, providing respite to residents after a long summer.
Sharing today's weather update, the NCMS says the day could be partly cloudy and the amount of clouds could increase over scattered areas. 
There could be an increase in the relative humidity during the night and early morning.  

The lowest temperature recorded today morning at 3.30 am was 11-degree Celsius at Jebel Jais mountain.   
On Thursday evening, moderate to heavy rainfall lashed parts of Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah - particularly areas including Masafi, Dibba and Wadi Al Hilo -Kalba road.
Local Twitterati was abuzz as light drizzle fell on parts of Dubai city at night, particularly around Sheikh Zayed Road.
The national met department had forecasted rainfall this weekend, predicting precipitation from Thursday to Saturday.
"Due to the increase in humidity, the number of clouds will increase at times over eastern coast and the northern part of the country and the western island. It may be associated with some towering clouds over the sea with the probability of some rainfall," NCMS had tweeted today.
NCMS and netizens took to social media to post videos of the rain and even a rainbow over Fujairah:

Heavy rain over Dibba-Masafi Road:

Heavy rain on Dubai's Masafi Road:

Residents spot a rainbow in Fujairah's skies:

Fujairah Police have cautioned motorists while driving in heavy rain today as roads and highways got flooded with the downpour.
According to NCMS, thunder rain hit parts of the emirate today along with other emirates.
The police even temporarily closed Yabsa road in both directions due to minor landslides.
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The police force advised motorists to be vary of pools of water on roads and highways.

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