UAE: Flood alert issued as heavy rains hit some areas

 Monday, August 22, 2022 


UAE residents have been advised to stay away from areas prone to flash floods as heavy rains hit some parts of the country on Sunday.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) urged residents to take precautions “in case of heavy rain over some Eastern areas”. The authority reported moderate to heavy showers over areas in Ras Al Khaimah.

The weather bureau had forecast cloudy weather for today, with “a chance of some rainy convective clouds Eastward and Southward by afternoon”.

The authority has predicted chances of rains over some areas for the next four days.

There is a possibility of the formation of some convective clouds eastward and southward by afternoon.

Temperatures in the country could be as high as 49ºC. Mercury is set to rise to 46ºC in Abu Dhabi, 45ºC in Dubai.

The day will also be slightly humid with levels ranging from 15 to 65 per cent.

Light to moderate winds will blow, fresh at times, causing blowing dust and sand, especially with clouds.

Conditions at sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea.

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