Watch: Rain hits eastern region of UAE

Residents cautioned as different intensity of rain was expected along with dusty conditions

Dubai: Fresh showers in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, and Fujairah on Tuesday afternoon brought slight respite from the summer heat for the second straight day.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) on Tuesday said light rain was reported in Kadra in Ras Al Khaimah and Siji in Fujairah while light to moderate rain was recorded in Al Manama in Ajman.

Residents in the eastern part of the country have been urged to take precaution as different intensities of rain was expected along with dusty conditions on Tuesday afternoon.

Heavy rains also lashed Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah on Monday afternoon.

Forecasters said the chances of rain will continue for the second day on Tuesday, specifically on the eastern region anywhere from Sharjah going eastwards to Fujairah, Khor Fhakkan, Hatta and neighbouring areas.

“The convective clouds have formed in the eastern parts only. The wind saturated with humidity from the Oman Sea in the east will let the air to condense, resulting in convective clouds. We expect it to be rainy in this part of the state,” a forecaster from NCM told Gulf News.

Visibility will also drop to less than 2,000m due to the cloud activity.

“Also this case will be combined with fresh winds at times that will cause dusty conditions there because of the strong winds from the downdraft. We have also issued a warning to the public to take all precautions when driving in the area.”

The weather bureau is also conducting cloud seeding.

Chances of rain will be weak on Wednesday, he said.

Rain showers at this time of the year are normal, the forecaster said. Moist air coming from the Oman Sea is obstructed by the mountains pushing it upward. The resultant water vapour then condenses into droplets of water and falls as rain over the neighbouring areas.

The eastern areas usually experience these showers from June to September due to their location while the rest of the country sizzle in the summer heat.

Average temperatures for most of the country will be in the high of 30s. Dubai’s temperature will range from 29C to 42C, while Abu Dhabi will have 31C to 43C and Sharjah 30C to 43C on Wednesday.



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