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UAE Weather Update: Hail Hits Al Ain, Rainfall Across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah

Heavy rain continued across various parts of the UAE from early Tuesday morning, following a night of thunderstorms and lightning on Monday. Some mountainous areas experienced moderate flooding due to the rainfall. Sharjah and Al Ain were hit by heavy rain, thunder, and hailstorms late Monday night, with forecasts predicting more rain until Wednesday.

Videos shared on Instagram by the account @Storm_ae captured the intense weather conditions, including heavy rain, hail, and thunder in Al Ain, as well as moderate to heavy rainfall in the northern and eastern regions of the UAE.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) stated that the weather will remain unstable, with partly cloudy to cloudy skies expected. Rainfall of varying intensities, along with lightning and thunder, can be anticipated in scattered areas, accompanied by a notable drop in temperatures.

According to reports from the weather bureau, moderate to heavy rain was recorded in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah. The Al Dhafra region, particularly areas like Tarif, Al Mirfa, Al Hamra, and Um Laylah, also experienced heavy rainfall.

Notably, heavy rain affected operations at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai and Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution and drive slowly due to slippery roads in areas affected by rain.

Temperature-wise, the maximum temperatures in the inland areas are expected to range between 32 and 37°C, while coastal areas and islands will see highs of 28 to 34°C, and mountainous regions will experience temperatures of 16 to 21°C. Humidity levels will be moderate, ranging from 70-85% in coastal areas to 45-65% in mountainous regions.

The sea conditions are expected to be rough to very rough, with cloudy conditions in both the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.


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