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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 April 2019

Weather: Dubai Police warning as thunder and rain cause temperatures to plummet

Windy weather will cause temperatures to plummet to low as 6°C

Dubai's Burj Al Arab under cloudy skies. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Dubai's Burj Al Arab under cloudy skies. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Dubai Police urged motorists to drive carefully on Tuesday due to reduced visibility caused by heavy rain.

Police issued the warning in a tweet as the unstable weather was predicted to continue throughout the morning in the UAE.

Motorists faced high winds and persistent rain on the morning commute, with warning messages displayed on Dubai's busiest highway, Sheikh Zayed Road, which links the emirate to Abu Dhabi.

The wet weather led to delays for many, as motorists heeded warnings to take extra care on the roads by reducing their speeds.

According to forecasters, areas of Abu Dhabi - including Yas road and the Abu Dhabi Corniche - saw light rain this morning. Wet weather was also recorded in Ajman and Sharjah, while parts of Dubai experienced heavy rain.

Ras Al Khaimah was also lashed by rain as residents across the Emirates were affected by the stormy conditions.

Attendees at the World Government Summit in Dubai rushed between delegation halls on a blustery morning.

Rain falls at the World Government Summit at Madinat, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Rain falls at the World Government Summit at Madinat, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National

And some UAE residents took to Twitter to share pictures of heavy skies.

Elsewhere, rain fell in Madinet Zayed in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra region, and Umm Al Quwain according to weather watching Twitter account Storm Centre.

Temperatures will be as low as 6°C in some areas while it was expected to peak at 30°C.

Thundershowers have been forecast over Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

Maritime conditions will also be rough in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

On Monday, visibility was down to 1,000 metres in areas such as Gasyoura and less than 2,000 metres in Mezaira as the wind shifted sand across internal areas in the evening.

Updated: February 12, 2019 12:46 PM

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