Latest weather: Another hailstorm, now in UAQ; temperatures drop 10°C

The storm clouds may be passing, but not without another down pouring of hail that was witnessed in the morning hours of Thursday in Umm Al Quwain.

The UAE’s weather bureau confirmed the state witnessed a hail storm around 7am on Thursday, with the eastern part of the country expected to receive more rainfall following yesterday’s deluge that has caused waterlogging in the northeastern part of the state.

Speaking with ‘Emirates 24|7’, a spokesperson with the UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said: “The state of Umm Al Quwain experienced a hail storm on Thursday morning, around 7am, with the eastern region of the UAE poised for more rainfall later in the day.”

The NCMS attributed this ‘unstable weather’ to the transitional period between winter and spring seasons, which saw Dubai and Sharjah experience a hail storm yesterday, with reports coming in of snow in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.