UAE: Snow-Like Hail Covers Desert As Icy Rains Hit The Emira...| MENAFN.COM

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 03:06 GMT

UAE: Snow-Like Hail Covers Desert As Icy Rains Hit The Emirates Watch Videos

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times)

Published: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 2:28 PM

It's raining white in the UAE! New videos posted on social media show a sheet of white cover a large stretch of a desert in Abu Dhabi.

Storm Centre posted the clips (above and below) showing hail that fell over what the weather-related social media account identified as Riyadh City in the UAE Capital.

Riyadh City is Abu Dhabi's largest housing development. The National Centre of Meteorology confirmed heavy rains and hail over Madinat Zayed in the Capital. Heavy icy rains have also been reported in Sharjah's Qatah.

The lowest temperature recorded in the UAE today dipped to a chilly 3.3°C over the Jebel Jais - the country's highest mountain.

Heavy rains and thunderstorms have been lashing all seven emirates since wednesday morning , with authorities warning that the unstable weather conditions would continue tomorrow.

A mountain in neighbouring Oman has been blanketed in snow for the last two days. However, an official from the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said snow has not been forecast in the Emirates.

Although rare, the UAE has received snow in the past - mostly over the mountains in jebel jais . Hail is more common here.


  • uae: heavy rains, thunderstorms hit all 7 emirates; residents told to avoid valleys, beaches
  • uae on alert: some schools closed due to heavy rain, unstable weather conditions
  • watch: no, this is not the arctic, it's oman; snow drapes mountain as temperature hits sub-zero in gulf country
  • wowed by snow in oman? 5 times uae turned into a frosty winter land
  • will it snow in uae? temperatures to dip significantly as rains, thunder, lightning forecast


Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.