Video: Hail falls on Jebel Jais, marks end of winter in UAE

Video: Hail falls on Jebel Jais, marks end of winter in UAE

Ras Al Khaimah - The lowest temperature recorded during the season was 1°C at the Jebel Jais in January.



While the mercury drops all over country, Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE stands tall in terms of lowest temperature as hail lashed the peak on Saturday.
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Video captured by a visitor went viral after it gave the impression of snowfall at Jebel Jais.

"Hail started to fall early," Hosam Ibrahim, a Jordanian resident, told Khaleej Times.
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"I always take my family to the top in such fine weather," he added.

"It is so nice to see hail in the UAE which is known for hot weather," exclaimed Radhi Abdullah, an Egyptian resident.

 
 
 
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"It is amazing to see hail and showers despite the official end of the winter season on Thursday, March 21."
AAdel Kamal, staff weatherman at the NCM, said the lowest temperature recorded during the season was 1.0°C at the Jebel Jais in January.
The average temperature was 19.7°C, while the highest temperature was 39.6°C at Abu Dhabi’s Waheed station, Kamal added.

Talking to Khaleej Times, Saleh Khattar, a forecaster at the National Centre of Meteorology, confirmed hail fall in the area.

"Some hail and moderate rain have been reported on Jebel Jais," he said. "No snow has been reported," he underlined.

Light to moderate showers fell on different parts of the country, including Al Jazira Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah, Khor Fakkan in Sharjah, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed road close to Global Village, he added.

"Blowing dust and sand were also reported with a wind speed up to 55 kn/ now over scattered areas of Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra, while visibility dropped to 700 metres."
Winter season in UAE is considered the best in terms of weather conditions as the temperature and humidity come to a more comfortable level that locals, residents and tourists get themselves involved in outdoor activities in most.

It is a regular scene to see people jogging, walking and running along the beach and corniche in all emirates, particularly as the mercury is down in Winter across the UAE.

Rainfall in UAE is irregular and does not last for a long period, but it rains and even hails over northern emirates.

Most and heaviest showers are mostly recorded on norther emirates, mainly the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah where people flock to on weekends to enjoy the fine weather, scenic views, and above all Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the country.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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