UAE Ravaged by Heavy Rains and Hail; Landslides Trigger Collapse of Two Roads in Northern Emirates

The abrupt shift in weather patterns caught many by surprise, as the UAE is more accustomed to its arid climate and sporadic rainfall. However, the intensity of this thunderstorm has raised concerns among residents and authorities alike

The tranquil skies of the United Arab Emirates were shattered by a relentless onslaught of thunder and lightning, accompanied by heavy rainfall, late Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

Residents across the nation were jolted awake as thunder rumbled incessantly and lightning streaked through the heavens, heralding the arrival of a powerful storm system.

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The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) issued a grave warning as unstable weather conditions continue to grip the UAE from Monday through Wednesday.

The meteorological agency attributed the phenomenon to the extension of a “low surface pressure” system, coupled with the impending movement of two waves of unstable weather across the country on Tuesday.

The abrupt shift in weather patterns caught many by surprise, as the UAE is more accustomed to its arid climate and sporadic rainfall. However, the intensity of this thunderstorm has raised concerns among residents and authorities alike.

In response to the volatile weather conditions, the NCM has urged citizens to exercise caution and remain vigilant. The agency emphasized the potential risks associated with such extreme weather events, including flash floods, road closures, and disruption to daily activities.

Authorities have advised residents to stay indoors whenever possible and avoid unnecessary travel during the duration of the storm. Additionally, motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution on the roads, as reduced visibility and slippery surfaces pose a significant threat to road safety.

The unexpected nature of this thunderstorm has prompted emergency response teams to be on high alert, ready to assist individuals in need and mitigate any potential damages caused by the inclement weather.

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Local communities have rallied together in solidarity, offering support to those affected by the storm. Social media platforms have been inundated with messages of concern and offers of assistance, highlighting the resilience and unity of the UAE population in times of adversity.

As the storm continues to rage across the region, meteorologists are closely monitoring its progression and providing regular updates to the public.

The NCM has reiterated the importance of staying informed through official channels and heeding any advisories issued by local authorities.

While the exact duration and intensity of the thunderstorm remain uncertain, one thing is clear: the resilience of the UAE people will prevail in the face of nature’s fury.

As the nation braces itself for further instability in the coming days, unity, preparedness, and community spirit will undoubtedly serve as the cornerstone of weathering this storm.

Tariq Saeed

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