Thursday July 28, 2022

VIDEO: Fujairah records highest rainfall in 27 years

VIDEO: Fujairah records highest rainfall in 27 years

Cars stuck in a flooded valley in Fujairah.

Rlixa, Staff Reporter

The Emirate of Fujairah witnessed the highest amount of rain in the country in 27 years with a record of 221.8 mm rainfall.

The UAE weather body said rain accompanied at times by lightning and thunder fell on most areas of the UAE on Wednesday, causing valleys to be flooded and water to gather in some areas. The highest rainfall volume in the country was recorded in 27 years during July in Fujairah Port at 221.8 mm.

Khorfakkan witnessed the highest rainfall volume since 1995 at 175.6 mm, while the ground stations of the National Centre of Meteorology recorded the five highest rainfall volumes; these being Fujairah Port at 221.8 mm, Fujairah Airport at 153 mm, Masafi at 122.8 mm, Khorfakkan Port at 98.5 mm and Dhadnah at 98.2 mm.