Ncema warns UAE residents to avoid flood-prone areas as wet weather continues

Emergency agency says people should stay away from valleys, dams and wadis

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As more rain fell on parts of the UAE on Tuesday, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority warned people to stay away from areas prone to flooding.

In a tweet on Tuesday night, Ncema said the heavy rainfall was expected to continue.

It urged residents in eastern parts of the country to stay away from valleys and dams for their safety.

The National Centre of Meteorology predicted heavy rainfall for Al Dhafra region that was expected to last for hours.

The weather centre said wet conditions may cause a reduction in visibility and advised people to stay away from areas that could be hit by flash flooding.

On Wednesday, the weather will be dusty and partly cloudy at times, with a chance of more rain in the east by the afternoon, extending to some central and southern areas.

Light to moderate south-easterly and north-easterly winds averaging 25 kilometres an hour are forecast.

Updated: August 03, 2022, 6:44 AM