In an unexpected spell, heavy rains and hail lashed parts of Dubai, Sharjah, RAK and Fujairah. While heavy rain lashed the northern and eastern emirates, parts of Dubai and Sharjah received different intensities of rain combined with hail.
Residents have reported on social media about isolated incidents of traffic congestion and waterlogging in various parts of Bur Dubai, Deira, Al Nahda and Sharjah. Officials at the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) warned the winter weather would last until at least the weekend reported an article in Emirates247.
Temperatures have dropped as water-flow in the valleys have increased following the rainfall which ranged from medium to heavy. Dubai Police have urged resident to, "Reduce speed during heavy rain to avoid sudden sliding of your vehicle." Motorists were also advised to avoid mountain areas, valleys and streams and to take care while driving through flooded areas as water may affect braking distances.