Watch: Heavy rains, ice lash Dubai, Sharjah; safety advisories issued

Hail falls even as country records temperatures of over 46°C


A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 4:53 PM

Last updated: Tue 13 Sep 2022, 10:44 PM

Rains of different intensities and hail hit parts of the UAE on Tuesday, prompting the police and municipal authorities to issue safety advisories.

Heavy rains with ice fell over Dubai's Murqquab and in Sharjah's Mleiha. Weather-related social media handle Storm Centre posted this video showing icy scenes from the Mleiha-Fili road:

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) also reported heavy rain with hail over Sharjah's Al Fayah-Fili area.

In another video, hail, heavy rains, and dust can be seen — all at the same time:

UAE's weather department has issued code red, orange and yellow alerts for some areas:

The authority reported heavy to moderate rains in Sharjah’s Al Madam, Bataeh and Mleiha areas. It also reported light rains in Al Ain.

The authority shared this video of rains falling on a highway leading to Al Ain.

Meanwhile, the highest temperature recorded on the day was 46.2°C in Sweihan, Al Ain.

The NCM had earlier predicted rainfall in some eastern areas, with 40kmph winds expected to kick up dust.

The Abu Dhabi Police have warned of rainy conditions in Al Ain and called on motorists to exercise caution due to the weather. Drivers must to follow the changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards in the emirate. The garden city’s municipality also issued a weather alert:


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