Social media has been buzzing with videos and posts of the incessant rain that has been lashing over the UAE. As the unstable weather conditions continue, there have been many reports of trees or signposts that have been uprooted. However, keeping these unstable better conditions in mind, Dubai Municipality has called for the closure of public parks and beaches for the time being. Here’s all you need to know about this weather-related update.
Dubai Parks & Beaches Closed Temporarily
#DubaiMunicipality's specialised teams handled the current weather conditions in #Dubai by implementing a proactive readiness plan. They efficiently managed emergencies, including draining rainwater accumulations and addressing all reported issues. Your safety is our priority. pic.twitter.com/Uww3O28Bqg
— بلدية دبي | Dubai Municipality (@DMunicipality) August 5, 2023
Dubai Municipality recently announced that night swimming on the beaches will be temporarily closed with effect from Sunday, August 6. This decision has been put in place as a protective measure against the highly fluctuating weather conditions that’s taken over the emirate. In a report by Khaleej Times, it was mentioned that the decision has been taken, keeping the residents’ safety as a top priority during the period. Not to mention, in another announcement, public parks have also been closed due to the same reason. With residents advised to stay indoors, this has been in effect since 6 PM on Sunday.
Until When Is This Weather Expected To Continue?
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@ncmuae) August 6, 2023
Talking about the unpredictable weather conditions, residents have been asked to avoid areas that are prone to flash floods as official videos show rainwater flowing through the valleys. As it happens, icy rains were reported in Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain, and Mleiha. According to a forecast by the National Centre of Meteorology common, these weather conditions are expected to remain in place until Tuesday, August 8. As a result, government authorities are working overtime to ensure roads are clear of water and uprooted trees! Over the weekend, there were reports of 85 trees that fell in the residential areas on end and on internal roads and highways. Not to mention, signposts and branches also fell over some cars in a few instances!
So, if you are also planning to step out for any reason, make sure to take stock of the weather condition before you do so. Stay tuned to this space for more weather-related updates!
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