UAE to be hit by heavy rain and thunder

September 5th, 2012 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

The UAE weather centre has warned of heavy rain and thunderstorms over the next few days, leading to hazardous driving conditions,. Most of the extreme conditions are expected to be in the south of the country, following a sharp drop in temperatures over Liwa, in Abu Dhabi, from 42C to 24C, the report added.

 There are also reports of high winds, leading to lower visibility and motorists in the other Emirates  have been warned to expect mist and fog.

We will all welcome some cooler weather and maybe now some of my plants will survive.  However, there have been several recent tragic accidents – so please take care when driving and remember local tyres are not designed for wet conditions and that stopping distances increase significantly in the wet. Thereare  few drains and most are blocked by sand and there maybe pools of water lying on the road, that are difficult to see with reduced visibility.

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