Heavy rains and a hailstorm was recorded in Ras Al Khaimah on Friday, with residents experiencing reporting a significant drop in temperatures.
The rains were recorded in Shawka and the surrounding areas, south of Ras Al Khaimah, with the cooler weather drawing in large number of off-roaders in the wadis and mountainous region of the emirate.
Salem Saeed Al-Kaidi, a resident of Shawka told Al Bayan newspaper a deluge of rain was experienced, which was further accompanied by hailstones and water levels rising at Shawka Dam.
Al-Kaidi stressed that the rainfall would have a positive impact on local crop due to the level of underground water rising.
Meanwhile, people also expressed their wishes stating they hoped the rainfall continued in the coming days, which will help ranchers and livestock.
The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) confirmed that Sunday’s weather will be generally hot and breezy and dusty at times in certain areas with a high probability of forming cumulus clouds across the eastern and southern areas in the afternoon.
The NCMS further stated there will be an increase in the relative humidity during the night and early morning across the UAE’s coastal areas.