Heavy rains in Liwa; partially cloudy forecast today

Heavy rains in Liwa; partially cloudy forecast today

Heavy rains lashed the Hamim district, east of Liwa in the Western Region, on Wednesday afternoon with light to moderate rain showers also in Gayathi town and surrounding environs.

By Wam

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2013, 1:19 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:56 AM

Rain at Friday Market near Fujairah on Wednesday. -Wam

Fujairah also experienced light to moderate rains on Wednesday, which resulted in water accumulating in low-lying areas.

Heavy downpours also hit the Madinat Zayed- Liwa Road leading to the closure of the road due to the water logging in the low lying areas. In Fujairah, Al seeji, Thoban, Friday Market, Marbidh and many mountains in the internal areas.

The sky is still overcast with clouds and more rains are expected in the Western Region.

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) is also expecting the weather to be partly cloudy to cloudy at times over some areas in Abu Dhabi, as the amount of clouds will increase over eastern and southern areas.

It added there will be moderate winds in general, freshening at times, and may cause blowing dust and haze over some internal areas, reducing the horizontal visibility at times. The NCMS noted that there will be Easterly and Southeasterly winds at speed of 10 - 20km/hour during morning and night, becoming Northeasterly - Northwesterly at the speed of 16 - 36km/hour during afternoon and evening, and may reach 45km/hr at times over Oman sea and open lands.

It added that the sea will be moderate in general, becoming rough at times, towards north in Arabian Gulf and Oman sea.

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