Dubai Police have issued a warning to motorists as thunder and rain is predicted for the emirate.
Police sent out a tweet update this morning as weather forecasters say Tuesday (12th February) could be a day of storms.
The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology predicts: “rainfall of different intensities over scattered areas, associated with thunder, especially northward and eastward, with a significant decrease in temperature.”
Temperatures in Dubai are expected to peak at 22C and could drop to 19C. Off the coasts, sea conditions will also be rough to very rough.
Police also gave weather advice to drivers earlier this month after rain lashed Dubai. The force dealt with 66 traffic accident in three hours during the rainstorm on 4th February morning. Dubai Police Command & Control Unit received 1,812 emergency calls between 6am-9am that day. Fortunately, there were no reports of serious injuries.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei told drivers to slow down and keep a safe distance between cars.
The director general of the Traffic Department at Dubai Police added: “Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route.”
People should also take care in mountainous areas of the emirate, where police are now carrying out 24-hour patrols. Driving in the desert after rainfall is also dangerous, police warned.