UAE: More rains predicted this week as temperatures drop

Rainbow brightens sky in Ras Al Khaimah; waterfalls gush off mountains after 2 days of heavy rains

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Published: Sun 8 Jan 2023, 9:44 AM

Last updated: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 6:04 AM

Though the downpour came to a halt for most parts of the UAE on Sunday, more rains are expected this week.

Showers are likely on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to the latest update on the National Centre of Meteorology's (NCM) weather bulletin.


The week will be partly cloudy in general, and a dip in temperatures is also predicted.

Explaining the reasons for the current weather, an NCM expert had earlier said that the country is affected by an extension of upper air jet stream from the west, accompanied with different cloud formation flowing with a trough of surface low pressure.


When asked if this was the result of rain enhancement efforts, Dr Ahmed Habib added: "Cloud-seeding is always done whenever there are clouds that meet certain criteria and are suitable for seeding. This is done routinely in the UAE whenever there is rain.”

Rainbow spotted

After two days of non-stop rains, a rainbow was spotted across the horizon of a beach in Ras Al Khaimah. Weather-related social media channel Storm Centre posted the stunning video, showing the fully formed rainbow brightening the morning sky in the emirate.

The Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office posted another video, showing waterfalls gushing off mountains and valleys in the emirate.

Light to moderate rains continued for the third day straight in the UAE, with the NCM reporting showers in parts of Abu Dubai, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah on Sunday.

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