Rain and strong winds battered areas across the UAE on Tuesday night, leading up to Wednesday morning, causing a few schools to issue emergency closure announcements.
On Tuesday, the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) took to Twitter to issue a weather alert for December 11-15, predicting rainfall of varied intensities over scattered areas especially across the north and eastern parts of the country, and a drop in temperatures for Wednesday, December 11. NCM also forecasted the possibility of rainfall for Friday, December 13.
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) December 10, 2019
Heavy rain was recorded over Dibba Al Fujairah and Khor Fakkan, while light rain lashed Dubai and Sharjah, NCM tweeted. Abu Dhabi received light to moderate rain while moderate showers washed over Umm Al Quwain.
The lowest temperature posted across the UAE on Wednesday was 9.5°C in Jais Mountain at 1.30am.
NCM advised residents to stay safe, and away from valleys and waterlogged areas.
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) December 11, 2019
Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) took to Twitter on Tuesday, offering a wry possibility of school closures on Wednesday in light of expected downpour across the emirate.
Presenting….the Dubai students’ guide to ‘Will there be school tomorrow?’ pic.twitter.com/s2SdhhdW7W
— KHDA (@KHDA) December 10, 2019
However, due to extreme weather conditions and to ensure safety of the children, a few schools issued closure announcements on Wednesday morning.