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Heavy artificial rains were caused in several regions of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the middle of a heat wave that almost reached 50 degrees of temperature, last Wednesday and Thursday. The National Center of Meteorology to emiratí operations carried out cloud seeding to increase rainfall, explained the middle Gulf News . First, they issued weather alerts for the east of the country for the possibility of convective cloud formations . This type of convective cloud is characterized by causing precipitation and winds with speeds of 40 km / h that cause displacement of dust and sand . They are formed due to high temperatures that cause the warm and humid air to rise from the colder surrounding air in the atmosphere. To find out more: Drones that ‘sow’ rain clouds in the face of drought are tested in some countries Rain-inducing technology in the United Arab Emirates has proven drones that can cause rain by applying electric shocks to clouds without the need for chemicals.
Alert out in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman due to cloud activity, strong winds with blowing dust, rain in Al Dhafra, Jebel Ali Strong winds are expected to repeatedly blow dust and sand during the day in UAE
UAE residents will continue to experience cloudy skies and rain today in some areas as the weather bureau issued a warning about cloud activity in some parts of the country. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), skies across the UAE are looking partly cloudy to cloudy with some rainy convective clouds, especially eastwards and southwards – in Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.
Earlier today, it rained in Ras Al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region, and Dubai’s Jebel Ali. The NCM has issued yellow and orange weather alerts in parts of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman due to cloudy activity.
Winds are expected to repeatedly blow, at a speed of 15 –25 km/h, reaching up to 40 km/h at times. The winds are also expected to blow dust and sand into the air, especially during the day, getting stronger with the cloud activity. Drivers should be careful on the road as the dust might hinder visibility. Those who suffer from allergies should also take precautions when going outside. Temperatures are expected to remain hot, with maximum temperatures hitting low to mid 40s. Dubai is currently at 28 °C. Conditions at sea in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea are expected to be slightly rough at times.