Articles tagged "uae weather"

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Snow blankets UAE's highest peak Jebel Jais amid week of severe weather

Snow almost entirely covered Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, on January 15, 2020, as temperatures hit -1 °C (30.2 °F) during the country's week-long stretch of severe weather, including heavy downpour, hailstorms, and...

January 15, 2020

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UAE smashes 24-year-old rainfall record, widespread flooding and destruction reported

Non-stop heavy rain, which led to widespread flooding and destruction in the United Arab Emirates, broke the highest rainfall record since 1996. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), as of Sunday, January 12, 2020, the highest amount of rain from...

January 13, 2020

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Heavy snow blankets Saudi Arabian NW province of Tabuk, Lebanon and Syria

Residents of the Saudi Arabian northwestern province of Tabuk took to social media to share stunning scenes of heavy snow that started on Thursday night, January 9, 2020. During the same period, severe weather struck parts of the Middle East, with rain in the UAE,...

January 10, 2020

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Temperatures drop as heavy rain and hailstorm hit parts of UAE

​Residents saw moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of the United Arab Emirates, as well as a hailstorm in Ras Al Khaimah on November 10, 2019. Temperatures also dropped significantly throughout the country. Hails in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah crashed...

November 10, 2019

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Extreme rainfall, widespread flooding hit Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Extremely heavy rainfall hit parts of United Arab Emirates over the past couple of days, causing major flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE's northernmost emirate. Parts of the emirate received 2.5 years of average annual rainfall from April 9 to 15,...

April 17, 2019

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Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm...

November 13, 2018

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1 044 road accidents as heavy dust storm engulfs UAE

Unstable weather conditions and strong winds caused heavy dust storm over parts of the UAE this week, leading to 1 044 road accidents in just two days. Three people have been killed and 44 injured. On Sunday, July 29, there were 631 road accidents, including 12...

July 30, 2018

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Record-low temperatures over a large part of Oman

For the first time since records began, temperatures in Oman's Musandam Governorate dipped as low as 5 °C (41 °F) on February 4, 2017. The same weather setup produced record-low temperatures in southwestern Qatar and relatively rare snow and freezing...

February 09, 2017

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Snow, sandstorms and freezing temperatures hit UAE

The United Arab Emirates is currently under the influence of a deep low pressure associated with cold air mass which is causing unstable conditions throughout the country. Snow is falling in the country's north while the rest of the country is experiencing...

February 03, 2017

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UAE building man-made mountain to modify weather and improve rainfall

With the help of experts from the US-based University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the United Arab Emirates is in the first stage of building a man-made mountain that aims to maximize country's efforts to modify weather and increase rainfall....

May 07, 2016

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Cloud seeding part of UAE's record March rainfall

Sufian Farrah, a meteorologist and cloud seeding expert at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), said that cloud seeding operations over UAE played a part in last month's record rainfall. Farrah said UAE made 77...

April 10, 2016

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Severe weather hits UAE and Oman: thunderstorms, large hail and severe flooding

Low pressure area passing from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman to southeastern Iran produced thunderstorms, fierce winds, large hail and severe flooding on March 9, 2016. The storm system is expected to advance to the north across Afghanistan and Pakistan...

March 09, 2016

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Severe flooding in UAE - hailstorms, heavy rains and thick fog sweep the region

A hailstorm and heavy rainfall accompanied with thick fog swept parts of the United Arabian Emirates (UAE) on February 17, 2016. Severe flooding and low visibility conditions prompted warnings for drivers across the affected areas. 4 people died in a flood-related...

February 18, 2016

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Intense storm leaves UAE deserts under blanket of hail

An intense hail storm struck parts of United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 19, 2015 covering extensive stretches of desert country under a blanket of hail.“This instability in the weather is because of the low pressure coming from the Mediterranean region, which

January 20, 2015