Photos: Residents wake up to heavy rains, flooded streets in parts of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

Vehicles drive through Sheikh Zayed Road.
Image Credit: Ahmad Alotbi/ Gulf News

Residents of Abu Dhabi and Dubai awoke early on Monday morning to the sounds of lightning, thunder, and torrential rain. Meanwhile, even before dawn, sections of Abu Dhabi were blanketed in shimmering layers of hail.

A red and amber alert was released by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) to warn of more rainy weather through six o’clock at night. Westerly air currents, a cold air mass across the nation, and an upper air depression are all blamed for the weather.

The UAE Cabinet had already announced remote work and remote learning for all government agencies and educational institutions.

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