UAE weather warning: Hailstones, flooding, and strong winds in parts of country
Looks like winter is not over just yet…
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) released a warning after heavy rain and hailstones were spotted in several parts of the UAE yesterday, Thursday, March 2, including Fujairah, Khor Fakkan, and Sharjah.
The NCM issued a yellow warning for rain, advising the community to be ‘on the lookout if you go for outdoor activities’ in the north and eastern emirates. The alert warns motorists to avoid driving in the rain, drive with caution, turn on low-beam headlights, and stay tuned for more weather updates.
Videos show Wadi Sharm completely flooded…
#أمطار_الخير وادي شرم #الفجيرة #المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد #أمطار #أصدقاء_المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد #حالة_الطقس #حالة_جوية #هواة_الطقس #خالد_الهنداسي #عواصف_الشمال pic.twitter.com/bSjapzg7E1
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) March 2, 2023
Residents of Khor Fakkan shared videos on social media of the golfball-sized hailstones landing on the ground…
سقوط أمطار غزيرة جداً مصحوبة بحبات البَرَد على مدينة #خورفكان عروس الساحل الشرقي. pic.twitter.com/48MvJKQ3MY
— محمد الرئيسي 🇦🇪 (@alraeesi__m) March 2, 2023
Huge hailstones and rain gushes from mountains in Fujairah…
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Is there more rain on the way?
Authorities expect the weekend to be cloudy with a chance of rain in the northern and eastern emirates on Friday and Saturday. It will be foggy and slightly humid, with temperatures reaching lows of 18 degrees celsius. An increase in temperatures is expected on Monday with a chance of fog and mist early next week.