It’s hailing in the UAE even as the country recorded highs of 48°C on Sunday. A video shared by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) shows a man scoop up the ice pellets as heavy rains hit Al Watan Street.
The ice rain was reported towards Ras Al Khaimah’s Wadi Al Qour.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the country, the highest temperature recorded on the day was 48°C in Al Gheweifat and Bada Dafas in Al Dhafra Region.
Although rare, the UAE sees hail every now and then. The UAE has seen freezing rains on at least two occasions this summer.
Wadi Al Qour is seeing some heavy rains today. Weather handle Storm Centre shared a video showing water gushing off the mountains into the valley:
NCM shared a video of water flowing through the valley:
Earlier, the NCM advised residents to stay away from areas prone to flash floods due to the heavy rains.
The NCM has issued code red alerts for some regions
Residents can also expect light to moderate Southeasterly to Northeasterly winds
Light to moderate winds will cause blowing dust during the day; it will be humid at night and Wednesday morning over some coastal areas
Light to moderate winds will cause blowing dust during the day; conditions at sea will be slight in both the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea
The formations are also associated with fresh winds that could reach speeds of 40 km/hr
Light to moderate winds will cause blowing dust during the day; conditions at sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea
Clouds will appear eastward by afternoon