According to AlarabIya News on Monday, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued orange and yellow weather advisories due to the moderate to heavy rainfall, lightning, and thunder that was experienced in six of the seven emirates.
One day after showers and sporadic rains were recorded throughout the UAE on Sunday, there were reports of thunder, lightning, and severe thunderstorms in some regions of the nation on Monday.
Early in the morning, Dubai authorities issued a weather advisory, cautioning of “weather fluctuations” around the emirate. Residents are being asked to drive more cautiously and at a slower speed, to avoid valleys and beaches. The nation is experiencing rain, winds of various intensities, thunder, lightning, and hail, according to the Ministry of Interior. Horizontal vision on the roadways has decreased due to the unstable circumstances.
Videos of the bad weather, including hail flurries and lightning strikes in the Northern Emirates, have been posted on social media by the UAE meteorological agency.
Employers are urged by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization to provide flexible work schedules for their staff in order to protect their safety.
Given the predicted weather, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization is urging private sector businesses in the United Arab Emirates to implement flexible work schedules tomorrow, Monday, February 12.
Additionally, it said that businesses must protect employees’ health and safety while they travel to and from outside work areas. The nation’s school regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), has also advised teachers to offer remote learning in light of the severe weather.
Please kindly request that, on Monday, February 12, all Dubai-based private schools, nurseries, and colleges exercise flexibility in attending to the requirements of their staff, students, and parents, and offer the option of remote learning, given the outlook for unexpected weather. Everyone, please be safe, the KHDA stated in a media release.