UAE weather set to stabilise on Tuesday, says NCM

Spell of stormy weather will ease but motorists still urged to take caution
By Staff writer
Mon 18 Dec 2017 06:13 PM

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has said that conditions will gradually stabilise in the UAE on Tuesday after a spell of stormy weather.

The centre, however, reconfirmed its previous warnings for motorists to take safety precautions while driving during rainy weather, state news agency WAM reported.

Dubai Police received a total 12,573 phone calls during the recent rainy spell. During the 24-hour period of the heaviest rainfall, Dubai Police said its Department of Command and Control in the General Department of Operations recorded a total of 581 traffic accidents.

On Monday, the NCM also advised residents to stay away from areas of water collection, especially those near the highlands and the places where the valleys run, adding that residents should not to go offshore due to the roughness of the sea.

It said that although weather conditions are likely to stabilise on Tuesday, "low-pressure winds are expected to move eastward on Monday evening".

"Unstable weather will gradually ease with the possibility of some rainfall in different areas, especially the coastal and eastern regions, where clouds continue to multiply with some cumulus clouds accompanied by various rainfall intensity across multiple areas in the country," the NCM added.

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