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Thunderstorm, lighting in UAE, most areas flooded

The weather has been predictably unpredictable this week – and the UAE woke up to strong rain, hail, thunder and lightning.

The UAE National Centre for Meteorology said,“Unstable weather likely to persist over the country, the amounts of clouds will increase over scattered areas accompanied with towering clouds & thunder with different intensity of rain/shower over scattered areas, causing flood conditions near eastern & northern mountainous areas.”

The peak situation will be on Wednesday until Thursday evening,” the official UAE weather authority has predicted.

While the rain is lashing down in Dubai (and the thunder continues to rumble), Al Ain has been the most affected by the rain – with many major roads closed due to water logging after 77mm of rain hit the city.

All flights in and out of Abu Dhabi International Airport were temporarily suspended this morning due to the bad weather, but flights are now running again.


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