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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Hailstorms and heavy rain lash parts of the UAE

Hailstorms and heavy rain continue to lash parts of the UAE as the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) warned that the winter weather will last until Monday.

Residents flooded social media with photos and videos of 'snow' covered mountains in Ras Al Khaimah and parts of Sharjah and Fujairah after a hailstorm hit the northern emirates on Saturday.

Flooding along Hamad Bin Abdullah Street in Fujairah city. Ruba Haza/ The National
Flooding along Hamad Bin Abdullah Street in Fujairah city. Ruba Haza/ The National

Hail was reported on Jebel Jais in RAK, Dibba and Maliha in Fujairah, and Al Bataeh area in Sharjah

Jebel Jais, RAK

Dibba, Fujairah

Al Bataeh, Sharjah

Maliha, Sharjah

Houses, roads and wadis in Fujairah, Kalba and Khor Fakkan flooded due to the heavy rain while authorities warned motorists to proceed with caution and avoid valleys.

Kalba

Fujairah city

Khor Fakkan

Heavy rain was also reported in Umm Al Quwain and light to moderate rainfall fell in Dubai, Ajman, Al Ain and parts of Abu Dhabi.

Fujairah police closed the Yabsa bypass road in both directions on Sunday due to a landslide and advised the public not to leave the house unless it is a necessity.

There has been heavy rain on Sunday over Jumeirah and moderate rain over Nad Al Sheba and Zabeel in Dubai. Police urge drivers to reduce speed during heavy rain to avoid hydroplaning.

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, posted a video of the rain in Dubai.

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