Heavy rain in UAE… and expected to continue today
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Yesterday, different regions of the UAE witnessed rains of varying intensity, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Fujairah, Al Ain City and Al Dhafra Region.
While the National Meteorological Center predicts that the state of atmospheric instability will persist, and the weather will range from partly cloudy to cloudy, interspersed with some cumulus clouds, accompanied by rains of varying intensity, with lightning and thunder sometimes in separate areas, with a significant decrease of temperatures.
The country’s concerned authorities and emergency services have confirmed the 24-hour readiness of their personnel to deal with fluctuations in weather conditions, and have also issued warnings on the need to be careful and cautious when driving vehicles and avoiding valleys and places where water flows and cashes in, while government and private school departments in the emirates of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah have decided to redevelop “remote” study for today and tomorrow.
In turn, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization has called on private sector companies to exercise care and caution in external work, to guarantee the safety of workers during their travels to and from workplaces and to ensure compliance of all occupational safety, health and safety requirements, during prevailing weather fluctuations.
The Ministry renewed its call on companies and individuals to comply with the laws and regulations related to the occupational health and safety system in the UAE, pay attention to risk control and take preventive measures to prevent accidents, work-related illnesses and injuries or minimize them, especially in wet weather.
In a statement released yesterday, the ministry indicated the importance of companies’ willingness to provide a safe and healthy working environment.
In detail, heavy rains fell on Al-Ain city in Al-Bidaa, Al-Hili, Al-Nabaa, Al-Hir, Al-Shuaib, Al-Faqaa and separate areas in and around Al-Ain city, and was accompanied by hail in Nahil and Sweihan, and heavy on Al-Ain airport, as heavy rains fell with lightning and thunder over Ras Al-Khaimah in Al-Rams, Al-Golan, Mairid and Wadi Al-Qour was medium on Al -Munai.
Abu Dhabi witnessed heavy to moderate rain over Razin and Al-Ajban, and was heavy and hail-accompanied in Riyadh City of Abu Dhabi, and hail-accompanied thunderstorms over Al-Wathba and Nahil-Sweihan road and over Sheikh Khalifa International Street towards Abu Al-Abyad and Al-Marfa, and medium in Hamim, east of Liwa, Muzaira and Arada in Al-Dhafra and in the Mussafah Industrial City region in Abu Dhabi, and was of medium abundance in Barakah.
In the Emirate of Dubai, heavy to moderate rainfall fell in Margham, Murqab, Jumeirah and Al Lusaili, and was moderate in Hatta, Al Awir and Lehbab.
In the Emirate of Sharjah, rains of varying intensity fell on Al-Saja’a, Al-Barashy, Al-Budaiya, Al-Burair, Al-Rafi’ah, Al-Suyoh, Al-Dhaid, Sharjah-Maleiha Street, Al -Bataeh, Al-Bataeh, Maliha and heavy rain with hail on Qattah, Nizwa and Al-Madam. As yesterday’s depression deepened, cloud formation increased in separate areas of the country.
The weather was partly cloudy to cloudy, interspersed with cumulus clouds, accompanied by thunderstorms of varying intensity and sometimes hail in separate areas. The heaviest amount of rain was recorded today, with 26.3 mm in Mukhairiz in Al Dhafra. And the National Meteorological Center renewed its warnings yesterday and called for caution and prudence during heavy rains in separate areas.
The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that due to the exposure of different areas of the country to fluctuations in weather conditions accompanied by heavy rains and winds, please exercise care and caution when driving your vehicle and avoid valleys and places where the water flows and collects.
The municipality of the Al Dhafra region also asked for caution and caution while walking on the roads, as some areas were hit by strong winds, which caused dust and rain.
The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology has forecast that rains will continue to fall in Al Ain areas today, urging caution when driving vehicles during rains, as well as with the lack of horizontal visibility.
Yesterday evening, Al-Ain regions witnessed rains of varying intensity, especially in Hili, Al-Foua, Jebel Hafeet, Al-Masoudi, Al-Nayfa and others, accompanied by dusty winds.
Al Ain municipality has confirmed, through its official social media accounts, the completion of all preparations to receive the rainy season and depressions.
In turn, the Dubai Police has called on drivers to exercise caution and caution on the roads due to the rainy weather conditions prevailing during this period in the country, appealing to drivers to follow all preventive measures and fully comply with the laws and regulations of the traffic.
Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director of the Dubai Police General Traffic Department, warned drivers and road users of expected changes in weather conditions and forecasts of winds and rains of varying intensity in the country.
Noting the need to pay attention and reduce speed on outside roads, as well as ensure the safety of all parts of the vehicle, including engine, tyres, brakes, wipers, lighting, and not to stop suddenly without giving the signal indicating that, with the importance of leaving sufficient distance behind the vehicle in front and respecting the use of seat belts and not using phones to take pictures or being busy off the road, respecting the line of traffic and not changing lane except in cases of necessity.
For their part, the families of the “Al-Bayan” students reported receiving emails from their children’s schools explaining the procedures parents should follow during the period of weather fluctuations and the accompanying rain, during the return and four trips, in order to ensure the safety of the students, emphasizing that they are in constant contact with parents by email and text message to ensure the safety of the students and to inform them of any developments that occur during the school day.
On the other hand, the Sharjah Police General Command has confirmed the 24-hour readiness of its staff to deal with the weather situation in the emirate during this period, based on the report from the country’s National Meteorological and Seismology Center.
For his part, Lt. Col. Saif Abdullah Al Falasi, director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at the Ajman Police General Command, confirmed that drivers have been warned about the need to be careful while driving, as well as comply with the traffic rules, do not violate them and respect the specified speeds, especially on external roads.
The municipalities of the cities of Sharjah, Khorfakkan and Kalba have raised the red flag on their beaches due to the instability of the weather, and the work teams confirm their willingness to face the weather, and the Municipality of Ajman has announced its willingness to face the prevailing weather.
While the Municipality of Umm Al Quwain has warned bathers – especially – fishermen of the need to exercise caution and prudence. The Fujairah Municipality has ordered its staff to start dealing with the effects of the rain, by collecting the water and puddles that had accumulated in streets, squares, residential districts and internal streets.
Engineer Muhammad Saif Al-Afkham, director general of Fujairah municipality, confirmed the availability of the municipality, in collaboration with local and federal authorities, during the rainy season, as part of an integrated plan, explaining that the teams emergencies were prepared to deal with the effects of rainwater puddles.
The Fujairah Police General Command quickly addressed the instability of the weather by stepping up emirate-wide police patrols and organizing the movement and crossing of cars on crowded roads. And due to the expected instability of the weather conditions, the governments of public and private schools in Fujairah have decided to transfer the “remote” study for today and tomorrow.
The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah also witnessed heavy rains in various regions, accompanied by winds and a significant drop in temperature, and the peak of Jebel Jais recorded the lowest temperature in the country with a rate of 3.3 degrees Celsius during the third hour 15 minutes yesterday morning, according to the monitoring station of the National Meteorological Center, the mountainous areas of Ras Al Khaimah witnessed the flow of mountain valleys and cliffs.
And the local Emergency, Crisis and Disaster team in Ras Al Khaimah has decided to relocate and relocate distance learning to government schools in the emirate today and tomorrow, 26-27 January.
Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police and Head of the Local Emergency and Crisis Management Team for the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, confirmed that all relevant authorities and the team have been informed to go into the field to provide all the necessary services for the road users and the areas close to the valleys.
For its part, the Ras Al Khaimah Department of General Services confirmed the availability of emergency teams to deal with weather fluctuations, while the Ras Al Khaimah Civil Protection Department stressed the importance of community members’ engagement not to go to the mountainous areas of the valley.
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