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All UAE schools closed as severe weather warning prompts safety fears

Region is bracing itself for heavy rain, strong winds and thunder storms

All UAE schools closed as severe weather warning prompts safety fears

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


All schools in the UAE will be closed today (Wednesday) due to the inclement weather conditions expected across the country. 

According to a tweet from the UAE Ministry of Education, the decision has been taken on safety grounds following the forecast of heavy rain, strong winds and thunder and lightning across the country.

Taaleem, which operated 11 schools in the UAE, tweeted: “The welfare of our staff and students has and always be at the heart of every decision Taaleem makes. Therefore due to the severe adverse weather conditions reported we have taken the decision to close all our schools tomorrow.”

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".

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