Rain Hits Dubai, Traffic Snags in Parts of the Emirate

Rain Hits Dubai, Traffic Snags in Parts of the Emirate

26 Mar 2014

More rain, lightning and thunderstorms expected across the UAE

It's raining in the UAE! We'd told you yesterday (25 March) to brace yourself for showers, lightning and hailstorms in the UAE; sure enough, the rain began last evening and soon Dubai was sporting a wet look. Traffic was affected across the emirate with jams on Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Ittihad Road too.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) had tweeted previously, "Light rain in Dubai and Sharjah currently.”

The weather affected traffic early on Tuesday, with some debris falling on the street on Airport Road. The Dubai Police tweeted, "There is congestion on the Airport road in front of Building 1 as a result of falling of parts. The street is partially shut down until the removal of the remaining parts."

The mavens at NCMS predict that the weather will become more unstable today (Wednesday 26 March), think cloudy skies, wind, rain and storms.

It'll also get a lot cooler, and temperatures could fall to 13 degrees in some parts of the UAE.

The sea will also be rough over the weekend so people have been asked to stay clear of water bodies.

The unstable weather will affect visibility on the roads so do be careful while driving.  

Do send us your pics of the rain. Clouds, rains, umbrellas and whatever you see, email your snaps to emma.verlander@itp.com and we will publish them on Ahlan! Live