Weather warning as Dubai is hit by heavy rain

National Centre of Meteorology warns wet weather could continue for several hours

Torrential rain fell on parts of Dubai on Tuesday. Pawan Singh / The National
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Parts of Dubai were lashed by heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon with authorities warning of more wet weather to come across the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology recorded downpours on Al Qudra Road at 3.26pm, with further rainfall over the Saih Al Salem and Al Marmoom areas of the emirate.

The weather bureau said the wet conditions could persist until 7pm or later.

It issued a yellow alert covering Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah, calling on people to "be aware" of the unstable conditions when venturing outside.

A more severe orange notice – cautioning against hazardous weather – is also in place for a stretch of desert between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The NCM shared video on social media of heavy rain flooding roads.

Light rain was reported in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Khor Fakkan during the afternoon.

The NCM said winds could reach speeds of up to 40kph in some eastern parts of the Emirates on Tuesday.

The UAE has experienced a bout of unsettled weather in recent days.

The Northern Emirates was hit by heavy rain on Saturday, while fog and mist have blanketed skies for much of this month.

Updated: October 17, 2023, 1:26 PM