By Gavin Gibbon
UAE residents warned to be on alert with rain expected to continue until midday
UAE residents are being warned to be on their guard as more stormy weather is forecast to hit the region.
Heavy rain had already fallen across the emirate throughout the early hours of Wednesday and has continued into the day, causing chaos on the morning commute.
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The rainfall is not expected to relent until around midday.
A posting from the UAE's National Centre of Meteorology on Twitter urged residents to “be on alert” and that “hazardous weather events are forecast”.
The weather forecast warns of rainfall of different intensities over scattered areas, particularly in the north and east and some of the coastal and internal areas.
Winds are expected to reach 55km/hr at times and there will be rough seas in the Arabian Gulf and moderate to rough in the Oman Sea.
This is the third time in as many weeks residents have been braced for heavy rainfall. Last month Dubai Mall was flooded as a result of storms and just a week later, the country’s schools were closed amid fears of a deluge, while the Northern Emirates were hit particularly bad on both occasions.