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29 Oct 2018 | 11:09 AM UTC

UAE: Heavy rain forecast until October 31

United Arab Emirates News Alert

Heavy rain forecast for regions of Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Dhafra, and Dalma until October 31; localized flooding and associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Dhafra, Dalma


Heavy rains are expected to continue to strike the regions of Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Dhafra, and Dalma until Wednesday, October 31. Local authorities have advised motorists to avoid valleys and mountainous areas due to the risk of flash flooding and certain roads have been closed to traffic.

Other transportation disruptions, along with possible power outages and infrastructural damage, are expected. Flight delays and cancelations at Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi (AUH) international airports cannot be ruled out, although no such disruptions have been reported so far.  


Individuals in affected regions are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid flood-prone areas, and confirm the status of their flights prior to their departure for the airport.


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