UAE weather alert: Hail in Fujairah, rain in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and strong winds, dust storm and overcast skies in Dubai
Dubai: Hail hit parts of Fujairah and scattered rainfall was reported in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain and Fujairah on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Center of Meteorology.
Instagram page @storm_ae, which shares weather updates across the UAE, shared videos of hail and rain.
An NCM spokesperson told Gulf News that cloud seeding flights were dispatched after convective clouds associated with rainfall were monitored over eastern parts of the country to enhance rainfall in the region.
Strong winds and dust storms were reported in some parts of the UAE on Tuesday afternoon, including parts of Dubai and Sharjah. The NCM warned motorists to beware as wind, haze and dust are causing low visibility on roads across the UAE.
The NCM also warned against going to low valleys or wadis and areas with high chances of flash floods due to rain.
In its daily weather forecast, the NCM had predicted that moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds at the speed of 15 – 25, reaching 40-45 km/h at times, will blow dust across the country.
The NCM also warned that the weather will be "rather hot during daytime".
The weather in some areas espcially in the Eastern region will see cloudy weather with chances of rain on Tueday and Wednesday. According to the NCM: "During this month (may), the effect of Siberian high pressure weakens while depressions affect the area from east and west and when it is associated by extension of westerly upper air troughs the amount of clouds increase with chances of rain."