Dubai: More rain and windy weather is expected this week as rains lashed various regions in the UAE today, following a wet weekend which saw floodings in many areas. According to forecasts, the rainfall is expected to continue.
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) January 12, 2020
The UAE National Centre for Meteorology has warned motorists to avoid flooded roads, while RTA and Dubail Municipality has informed that they are working to clear the roads for convenient traffic.
The lowest temperature recorded over the country today morning was 1.3 °C in Jais Mountain at 06:15 AM. Some areas saw hail rain in the mountainous region of Fujairah. Heavy rains lashed over Mohammed bin Rashed road, Al Dhaid Road, Al Khawaneej and various other regions in Sharjah and Abudhabi.
The NCM forecasts say that Sharjah and Ajman would have heavy rain, while fresh winds would cause blowing dust.
Conditions in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea will be rough.
Transport services including flights, buses and ferries have been disrupted due to bad weather conditions. A number of flights have been delayed, Dubai Airports has advised travellers to check with their airlines before reaching the airport.
Operations at DXB continue to be hampered by the knock-on effects of today’s heavy rainfall resulting in a number of flight delays, cancellations & diversions. We continue to work closely with our partners to restore full operations & minimise inconvenience to our customers (1/2)
— Dubai Airports (@DubaiAirports) January 11, 2020
Meanwhile, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has suspended Dubai-Sharjah intercity ferry services.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, the Intercity Ferry service between Dubai and Sharjah are temporary suspended until further notice. Customers are kindly asked to contact the RTA Customer Happiness Centre on 800 9090 for further information.
— RTA (@rta_dubai) January 12, 2020
As incessant winds and rains lash all parts of the country, around 2000 road accidents have been reported, media reported.
Brace yourself, for more rains.