295 mm

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

Rain­fall that the desert na­tion of the United Arab Emi­rates ( re­ceived be­tween March 5 and 9. There were floods re­sult­ing in clos­ing of schools, pub­lic places and air­ports. Dubai was un­der wa­ter.

The an­nual av­er­age rain­fall that re­ceives, mak­ing it one of the 10 dri­est places in the world. UN warns sim­i­lar ex­treme rain­fall for UAE due to cli­mate change.

Emi­rati Dirhams fine to be im­posed on ru­mour mon­gers who post mis­lead­ing in­for­ma­tion on so­cial me­dia about the floods.

dams and canals promised to be built by the gov­ern­ment in the coun­try to avert such floods in the fu­ture.

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