Unprecedented rains fell on the Emirates, Dubai in the epicenter of the disaster

Unprecedented rains fell on the Emirates, Dubai in the epicenter of the disaster

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Unprecedented rains hit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the weekend. Despite the fact that precipitation is a common natural phenomenon for this time of year, even old-timers do not remember such an amount of water from heaven: the rain that began on Friday did not stop all weekend, only by Sunday evening it began to slow down.

All seven emirates were at the mercy of bad weather, but Dubai was the most affected – due to powerful water flows and the lack of storm drains, the streets turned into rivers where cars got stuck. Mud flows rushed to the plains in the countryside. In Dubai itself, lightning struck the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world. There were no consequences.

The UAE authorities have declared an "orange" danger level. Popular recreation areas, markets and parks were closed due to the rains.

Rains in the Emirates are recorded in the period from March to June, when the spring relative coolness is replaced by the summer sweltering heat with high humidity.
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