UAE: Icicles form as water freezes over for third day straight

Dubai - It is so cold in some parts of the UAE that water has frozen over for the third day straight

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Published: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 9:39 AM

Last updated: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 10:55 AM

Storm Centre (@storm_centre/Twitter) has shared a video that shows icicles in Al Ain's Raknah. The icicles are seen hanging from branches of trees, creating stunning visuals.

Raknah recorded a sub-zero temperature for the second time in three days on Monday, with the mercury dipping to -1.9 degrees Celsius.

On Saturday and Sunday, Storm Centre had shared videos showing icicles and sheets of ice.

Explaining the sudden dip over the past few days, a weather expert from the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) had told Khaleej Times: "Cold air mass moving from east and northeast is approaching our country, over the desert. (It) reaching Al Ain has led to all stations recording low temperatures.

"The temperature dipped to below zero in Raknah because the area is like a wadi (valley). The air in this area gets cooler than any other. There is cold wind, too. So, Raknah gets colder than any other place."

Photo: @storm_centre/Twitter
Photo: @storm_centre/Twitter

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