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Dubai witnesses record-breaking rains in just 24 hours, highest in 75 years I PICS INSIDE

Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping the heaviest rain ever recorded in the country in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and Dubai's international airport.

ajeet-kumar Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 [Updated: April 17, 2024 13:15 IST]
  • An SUV drives through floodwater covering a road in Dubai
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    An SUV drives through floodwater covering a road in Dubai
  • The UAE witnessed its heaviest rainfall in 75 years from late Monday through Tuesday night.
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    The UAE witnessed its heaviest rainfall in 75 years from late Monday through Tuesday night.
  • The recent rain surpassed any recorded precipitation since data collection began in 1949.
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    The recent rain surpassed any recorded precipitation since data collection began in 1949.
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  • The weatherman recorded the highest rainfall in the Khatm Al Shakla area in Al Ain, reaching 254 mm in less than 24 hours.
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    The weatherman recorded the highest rainfall in the Khatm Al Shakla area in Al Ain, reaching 254 mm in less than 24 hours.
  •  Flydubai said on Tuesday it temporally suspended all of its flights departing from Dubai until Wednesday morning due to bad weather.
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    Flydubai said on Tuesday it temporally suspended all of its flights departing from Dubai until Wednesday morning due to bad weather.
  • Schools across the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms, largely shut ahead of the storm.
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    Schools across the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms, largely shut ahead of the storm.
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  • Many roads and other areas lack drainage given the lack of regular rainfall, causing flooding.
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    Many roads and other areas lack drainage given the lack of regular rainfall, causing flooding.
  • The country's hereditary rulers offered no overall damage information or injury information for the nation.
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    The country's hereditary rulers offered no overall damage information or injury information for the nation.
  • Rain is unusual in the UAE, an arid, Arabian Peninsula nation, but occurs periodically during the cooler winter months.
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    Rain is unusual in the UAE, an arid, Arabian Peninsula nation, but occurs periodically during the cooler winter months.
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  • The weather dept said another wave of unstable weather was expected to begin from western areas and spread across scattered areas of the country..
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    The weather dept said another wave of unstable weather was expected to begin from western areas and spread across scattered areas of the country..
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