IN PHOTOS: Heavy rains lash parts of UAE, authorities issue warning

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have urged residents to stay at home after large parts of the region was lashed by torrential rain, hail and thunderstorms on Tuesday. Pics/AFP

Updated On: 2024-04-17 06:15 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

Vehicles were stranded on flooded streets following heavy rains in Dubai. Pics/AFP

Schools have shifted to online classes and government employees have been asked to work from home, the ANI reported

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has asked residents of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah that they should prepare themselves for unsettled weather conditions till Wednesday, Khaleej Times reported

"There is not only a likelihood of significant rainfall but also a possibility of hailstorms in places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and other emirates," National Centre of Meteorology expert, Ahmed Habib said

The authority also advised people to park their vehicles at safe and elevated locations away from flood-prone areas

Heavy to moderate rain, thunder and lightning were seen across the UAE on Monday night and Adverse weather conditions are expected to continue into Wednesday morning, with convective clouds that bring rainfall and lightning forming over coastal areas - particularly in the north and east of the country, the weather department predicted

The weather bureau has reported moderate to heavy rain over Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah

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