Heavy rain lashes several areas of the UAE on Wednesday. WAM
The UAE Cabinet has directed all federal departments working in areas affected by strong and torrential rain, especially in the Emirates of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, that their non-essential employees work remotely on Thursday and Friday.
The decision excluded all federal departments concerned with civil defence, police and security entities addressing disasters, crises and emergencies, in addition to those concerned with community support dealing with reports related to damage of farms and UAE citizens properties.
Earlier, heavy rain lashed several areas of the UAE, brining the temperature down by a few notches. Light to heavy rain started after cumulus clouds continued to gather over cities and regions from the day before yesterday throughout Wednesday as a result of the country being affected by a superficial air depression in the upper atmosphere.
The UAE Ministry of Interior called on motorists to be cautious while driving due to the unstable weather conditions. The Abu Dhabi Police also called on drivers to adhere to safe driving on internal and external roads during rain and expected weather fluctuations during the coming days.