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14 July 2024

UAE Weather Alert: Thunderstorms in Fujairah; flash flood warning in wadis

By Bindu Rai

Heavy rains and thunderstorms have lashed Fujairah since Wednesday evening, with residents reporting waterlogging in the emirate even as a flashflood warning remains in place for surrounding wadis.

Storm Centre video of waterlogging in streets

The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) issued a weather warning: “Chance of towering clouds forming over the Oman Sea and the east coast of UAE, associated with thundery showers and fresh winds.”

The stormy weather has continued into the morning hours of Thursday, with heavy rains reported in Khor Fakkan, Dibba and Masafi this morning, while overflowing wadis have seen some roads blocked for the interim.

NCMS tweeted: “Now #Rains and floods and runoff valleys in the eastern region.”

Neighbouring Daba, a province of Oman, along with Muscat and surrounding areas have been witnessing thunderstorms since past 48 hours.