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.
Due to the challenging traveling conditions caused by the weather school will be closed today. If you have already dropped your children off, please don’t worry as some staff are here and they can be collected at any time to suit. Stay dry and stay safe ☔️🐤💨 Safety #BeginsAtDBS pic.twitter.com/6XylQ5OJFX
— Dubai British School (@DubaiBritishSch) November 26, 2018
Due due flooding in roads
Playground and school building
School is closed today
— Al Salam Private School (@ASPSDubai) November 26, 2018
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.
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) November 26, 2018
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.