UAE weather: Rain lashes several parts of country; police urge caution

Abu Dhabi Police urge motorists to exercise caution on the roads

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Published: Sun 16 Jan 2022, 6:44 AM

Last updated: Sun 16 Jan 2022, 9:46 AM

Residents in the UAE will wake up to a rainy and pleasant Sunday morning.

Several parts of the country experienced heavy to moderate rain since the early hours of Sunday morning as the authorities warned drivers, and the Met department sent out the yellow alert.

Abu Dhabi Police, in an early tweet on Sunday morning, urged motorists to exercise caution due to the rainy weather and to follow the changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards.

Taking to Twitter, Dubai Police also alerted motorists to follow traffic rules: "Dear drivers, please leave enough and safe space between your car and the car in front of you during heavy rain."

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) reports heavy rain over Bu Hasa and Yaw Al Nadhrah (Al Dhafra Region), moderate rain fell over Delma Island, Al Shawamekh, and surrounding area also saw light rainfall.

Moderate rain reporter over Al Faqa/Al Khaznah, light to moderate rain over Abu Dhabi – Al Ain road and light precipitation over Al Bateen Airport.

Heavy rain over Fujairah International Airport reported.


Weather, in general, will remain partly cloudy to cloudy over scattered areas accompanied with rainy convective clouds, especially over some Northern, Eastern, some coastal and the western regions. Moderate to fresh Southeasterly winds, intense at times, especially with clouds causing blowing dust and sand.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) forecast that cloud formation associated with fresh winds may cause rough sea with wave height reaching 6 ft from 21:00 till 09:00 Sunday.

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