NCMS urges caution after thunderstorm lashes UAE
The UAE woke up to heavy rain and bouts of thunder and lightning early Thursday morning.
Rain pours early morning in Discovery Gardens area. - KT photo by Grace Guino
Officials are urging motorists to be cautious on the roads after thunderstorms hit the emirate on Thursday morning.
The UAE saw heavy rain and bouts of thunder and lightning early Thursday morning and late Wednesday night.
Various areas of the UAE witnessed heavy to moderate rain, accompanied by a significant decrease in temperatures and low horizontal visibility.
In a statement, the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has urged motorists to be extra cautious on the roads while driving due to low visibility and minor flooding in various areas of the country.
The waterlogged roads caused traffic chaos earlier Thursday in Sharjah and Dubai.
The NCMC reiterated its previous cautions and warnings to mariners in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea, due to the high seas and strong currents.
NCMS also warned there was more chance of rain later on today.