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On Sunday, police officials in all Emirates sent out an emergency alert to mobile phones warning residents to stay indoors for their safety as the country experienced heavy rainfall in some areas.
What Is It?
Weather conditions in the UAE will continue to be unstable in the next few days according to forecasters at the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM), Abu Dhabi. Cloudy skies with scattered rainfall over various areas, rough seas & blowing dust due to strong winds are expected till Wednesday 14 November.
Forecasters have said that the UAE will be relatively safe, and will not experience extreme flash floods like the ones in Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. Floods in these countries have caused more than 30 deaths – prompting several state of emergencies announcements. On Tuesday 13 November winds are expected to travel with speeds of 20 – 35 km/hour, reaching 45 km/hr especially over the sea.
Dr. Ahmed Habib, meteorologist, NCM explained, “There are cloud formations in the central region of Saudi Arabia, and some of these clouds are moving towards the UAE. Furthermore, the transition period between the summer and winter, the weather changes quickly, as clouds move from west to east, causing turbulence in weather. People should be careful while driving until Wednesday 14 November as there will be special cloud formation and rains in the north of UAE. After Wednesday, the weather should improve, except for few cloud formation, and seas will be rough in some areas.”