ABU DHABI / WAM
National Meteorology and Seismology Centre (NMSC) has said that the unstable weather currently affecting the country would continue as clouds gather with formation of some cumulus clouds and increasing thunderstorms.
It predicted in a statement that this unstable weather will last until Thursday evening.
The NMSC forecast rainfall of different intensity in many areas, leading to flooding in valleys near the highlands in the eastern and northern areas of the country.
It added that the wind will be moderate to brisk, and the Arab Gulf and the Arabian Sea will be sometimes rough.
The centre revealed that the highest rain recorded in Al-Shuaib area reached 240 cubic millimetres, and the highest wind speed recorded at Bateen Airport until 11am today reached 126 km per hour.
It warned motorists of low visibility due to heavy rains, and urged all drivers to be cautious, slow down, and drive safely according to the prevailing conditions.
UAE residents took to social media, with many uploading
photographs and videos of the unusually stormy weather and also noting the welcome associated drop in temperatures.