Heavy Rains in the UAE; Several Schools Closed

Heavy Rains in the UAE; Several Schools Closed

 

Following the heavy rains that poured over the country on Sunday and in the early hours of the Monday morning, several schools in Dubai and the northern emirates have closed to ensure safety of pupils. Traffic in the UAE has been affected severely, causing heavy congestion in many areas especially along the Sharjah – Dubai road, in both directions.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), different intensities of rain is expected to continue during the day. The emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and the northern emirates has been subjected to a strong thunderstorm, leaving the streets flooded.

There could be a “significant drop” in temperatures, with strong northwesterly winds between 25 and 40 km/h, reaching 60 km/h over the sea. The rains and cloudy weather however, will reduce gradually in the evening and at night, and there’s a slight chance of rainfall on Tuesday morning.

Motorists are urged to take extra caution today and the residents, especially in the country’s northern and eastern regions should avoid travel by wadis due to the possibility of flash floods.