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Revealed: Just how much rain did Dubai receive?

Filed on January 11, 2020 | Last updated on January 11, 2020 at 01.18 pm
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The police have issued a weather warning for motorists urging them to drive carefully. Photo by Rahul Gajjar/Khaleej Times

The unstable weather conditions are expected to continue till Thursday.

Several streets in Dubai have been flooded after the emirate received incessant rains in the last two days. The Dubai Media Office called the rain "unusually heavy" and said "rainfall reached 150 mm/hour for two-and-a-half hours", according to preliminary reports.

The heavy rains resulted in "water ponds in some areas of the emirate", prompting the authorities concerned to divert traffic from some roads.

"Joint efforts to restore traffic operations and minimise disruption are ongoing by Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Police in compliance with standard protocols," the media office tweeted.

The police have issued a weather warning for motorists urging them to drive carefully and avoid valleys and other flood-prone areas.

The unstable weather conditions are expected to continue till Thursday.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com

Staff Reporter


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