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Thunder storms to hit UAE from Wednesday

National Centre of Meteorology has warned wind speeds could hit 70km/h

Thunder storms to hit UAE from Wednesday

Rains of “different intensities” are predicted to hit the region from Wednesday through to Friday.

Residents in the UAE have been warned not to put away their umbrellas just yet, with rain and thunder and lightning forecast for the second half of the week.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), rains of “different intensities” are predicted to hit the region from Wednesday through to Friday.

The NCM said that temperatures would fall on Wednesday and Thursday across the country and poor visibility would be caused by sand blown up by strong winds.

The centre also warned of "rough to very rough seas" until Thursday. Wind speeds are expected to hit 70km/h tomorrow (Wednesday).

Meanwhile the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority has urged residents to follow instructions from the authorities concerned during the unstable weather "in order to preserve lives and properties".

Heavy rains lashed the UAE last week, causing flooding in Dubai Mall and disrupting flights from Dubai International Airport, while several schools were also closed.

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