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Rain, thunder and lightning in the UAE this morning

With Spring now here (which, yes, means summer is looming), the weather has been predictably unpredictable this week – and the UAE woke up to strong rain, hail, thunder and lightning on Wednesday morning.

The UAE National Centre for Meteorology has this to say about the weather today:

“Unstable weather likely to persist over the country, the amounts of clouds will increase over scattered areas accompanied with towering clouds & thunder with different intensity of rain/shower over scattered areas, causing flood conditions near eastern & northern mountainous areas.”

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“The peak situation will be on Wednesday until Thursday evening,” the official UAE weather authority has predicted.

While the rain is lashing down in Dubai (and the thunder continues to rumble), Al Ain has been the most affected by the rain – with many major roads closed due to water logging after 77mm of rain hit the city.

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The Abu Dhabi Education Council has announced that schools in Abu Dhabi will be closed on Wednesday because of heavy rain for “the protection of students and teachers in anticipation of the weather conditions.” Some Dubai schools are closing as well, but there hasn’t yet been a direct order from the Dubai authorities for them to close.

The Dubai schools that have decided to close early include Dubai English Speaking School (DIAC), Oasis School, Dubai English Speaking School (Oud Metha), Al Salam Private School, Star International School, Jebel Ali Primary school, Emirates International School, Mirdif and Star International School, Al Twar.

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