Heavy rain lashes parts of UAE
Scattered rains lashed parts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the first working day of the New Year. Showers along with lightning and thunder were also reported from Sharjah and Ajman.
NCMS has tweeted a video of an aircraft engaged in cloud seeding and said the process has been going on since morning.
طائرات #المركزالوطني_للأرصادالجويةوالزلازل خلال عملية تلقيح السحب منذ الصباح الباكر، seeding since early morning pic.twitter.com/IDrlMs1Xdd
— UAE WEATHER (@NCMS_media) January 3, 2016
Residents welcomed the first rains of the year and so far there are no reports of any major traffic disruptions due to the weather conditions.
At 19 degrees Centigrade, Abu Dhabi city was cloudy and wet as people continued about their daily activities driving more cautiously.
In construction sites, work had stopped due to the high winds (17.6km/h) and the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology: “Warned against scattered rain associated with fresh to strong winds. Sea is also rough to very rough over the off-shore”.
“I had no trouble getting to work today although has soon as the rain fell, construction work had to stop due to the weather and its harmful effects on our workers if they were to proceed working,” said a Construction Manager at a large villa project in the capital.