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UAE braces for more heavy rains after record-breaking downpour


A common view of flood water attributable to heavy rains, with the Burj Khalifa tower seen within the background, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2024. — Reuters

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been witnessing some excessive climate circumstances currently and after devastating downpours that hit Dubai and different emirates on April 16, the nation braces for heavy to reasonable rainfall beginning Wednesday night time. 

Heavy thunderstorms lashed UAE earlier this month, dumping greater than a 12 months and a half’s rain on the desert city-state of Dubai in only a few hours resulting in widespread disruption and flooding.

The nation encountered its most substantial rainfall in solely 24 hours between April 15 and 16, since information commenced 75 years in the past.

As per Khaleej Occasions, extra spells of torrential rain are anticipated from tomorrow and it isn’t anticipated to be the identical because the rainfall encountered on April 16.

Citing a climate skilled from UAE’s Nationwide Centre of Meteorology (NCM), the publication has reported that the times forward will witness reasonable to heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning and thunder.

Dr Ahmed Habib stated that the difficult climate state of affairs will peak throughout Might 2 and three.

An individual stands surrounded by flood water attributable to heavy rains, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2024. — Reuters 

“This is not going to be like final time’s state of affairs. This will likely be fully completely different. The UAE will see cloud formation within the south of Abu Dhabi in Al Dhafra space that’ll steadily transfer in direction of the interior elements like Al Ain space. However Might 3 would be the ‘peak’ of the state of affairs,” he stated.

As per the Met Division forecasts, the climate may enhance over Friday and Saturday when the low strain will transfer steadily in direction of the south, subsequently reducing the quantity of cloud. Nevertheless, gentle to reasonable rain can nonetheless be witnessed throughout this era.

“The affect will even stretch eastward from Abu Dhabi because of native components. Nevertheless, on Wednesday night time, one other state of affairs will unfold.”

Habib identified that the nation will likely be impacted by an extension of floor low strain from the Pink Sea, accompanied by humid southeasterly winds.

“An identical low-pressure extension within the higher environment from the north will even influence the circumstances.” He elaborated that consequently, clouds will migrate from Saudi Arabia in direction of the UAE, commencing unstable climate circumstances ‘late Wednesday night time’.

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