x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Almost 16mm of rain was recorded by the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology’s Al Manama station, a spokesman said.

Nearly 16 millimetres of rain fells in Fujairah and Northern Region on Thursday. The wet conditions started in the afternoon and continued until about 8pm. Wam
Nearly 16 millimetres of rain fells in Fujairah and Northern Region on Thursday. The wet conditions started in the afternoon and continued until about 8pm. Wam

ABU DHABI // Residents in the Northern Emirates experienced heavy rainfall and hail today.

Almost 16 millimetres of rain was recorded by the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology’s Al Manama station.

“The clouds started to develop over central areas and one cloud developed starting from Hatta and stretched to the north of the country, reaching the far northern east,” a spokesman said.

The station recorded 15.8mm of rain.

The water levels of several dams increased but any rainfall today and tomorrow would be lighter, the spokesman said.

Motorists have been urged to take care in the wet conditions, and fishermen are being asked to be wary while out at sea on Sunday.

“We advise the motorists to take precautions on the roads because the first time when the rain starts it’s like mud,” the spokesman said.

A forecast from the centre for said to expect hazy conditions on Friday morning.

“Hazy weather at times during day times, with a chance of some towering clouds over some eastern areas by afternoon,” the forecast stated.

“The relative humidity will increase during night and early morning over some of coastal areas with a chance of fog.”

People took to Twitter posting pictures of the rain and generally welcoming the change in weather.

“Rain, thunder and heavy winds from the west. Mabrook 3alaikm,” wrote @Sindiya23.

“Am I the only one who has seen the rain and feel as if I haven’t seen it in years?!” another post read.

State news agency Wam reported that more rain was expected.

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