Weather watchers share videos of rainstorms over Dubai and Sharjah
Stormy weather took hold of the UAE again yesterday, delaying flights from Dubai.
Rain was reported across Dubai and Sharjah with residents taking to social media to share pictures and videos of rare showers.
There was light rainfall in areas including Business Bay, Dubai Marina, Arabian Ranches, The Springs, Jebel Ali and Al Khawaneej districts in western Dubai.
Passengers waiting at Dubai International Airport took to social media to complain that the rain had delayed their flights.
“We have had some delays due to weather conditions this morning but no cancellations or diversions,” a spokesman for the airport said.
Heavy rain with hail was also reported in Al Bataeh, Sharjah.
In Abu Dhabi, residents reported a brief sandstorm in the Reem Island area at midday as winds picked up. Much of the city was covered by a dust cloud soon after.
The National Centre of Meteorology forecast mostly cloudy weather but by midday the UAE’s radar network showed heavy rain in Al Dhaid in Sharjah as well as between Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.
The bureau also warned of waves as high as two metres in the Arabian Gulf by the evening.
Winds of up to 40kph were also expected in the Northern Emirates but it was likely to be the last of the stormy weather blowing eastward.
Light rain is expected tomorrow but the bureau forecasts mostly dry, overcast skies today. Earlier this week, flash floods were reported in the country’s north-east.
Stormy skies above Dubai delayed flights from the city’s international airport