Thundershowers over Abu Dhabi; rain over Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah

Dubai: Thundershowers raged over Abu Dhabi from Thursday night until early morning Friday as different intensities of rain pour over Dubai and areas of northern emirates on Friday.

The surface low pressure area deepened as forecast on Thursday till Friday, bringing different intensities of rain in the UAE.

Unstable weather will continue with cloud amounts expected to increase producing rain clouds over the islands, different areas of Abu Dhabi, including Liwa, Al Ain and some areas of the northern emirates, the UAE Met Office said.

Forecasters raised the orange warning on Friday to urge residents to be on the alert as hazardous weather is forecast. Motorists are advised to drive cautiously especially on slippery roads and in areas where visibility is poor due to dusty conditions and rain.

As of 8.15am, a massive band of clouds carrying light to moderate rains is covering the islands of Abu Musa to coastal areas from Ras Al Khaimah to Sharjah, Dubai, extending to Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi city, and down south towards Asab, Sabkhah and close to the border, based on the satellite monitoring on the website of the UAE Met office. Patches of rain clouds are seen over Al Ruwais.



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