UAE Witnesses Highest Rainfall In 75 Years

Dubai Media Office

The past 24 hours in the UAE have been rough, marked by thunderstorms, floods, and flight cancellations. On Tuesday, 16 April, Dubai International Airport (DXB) operations were temporarily suspended due to an intense storm. The UAE experienced its heaviest rainfall in 75 years, surpassing any previous data since 1949. This unprecedented downpour affected various regions across the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology stated that the record-breaking rainfall over the past 24 hours until 9 pm on Tuesday, 16 April 2024, is an exceptional event in the UAE's climate history since the start of recording climate data. 

The centre said that so far, the highest rainfall was recorded in the 'Khatm Al Shakla' area in Al Ain, reaching 254mm in less than 24 hours.

Today, on 17 April, remote learning and working arrangements are in place. Passengers travelling to DXB are advised to verify their flight status before leaving. The National Center of Meteorology forecasts cloudy weather with light rainfall for today, 17 April.

Share this page!
Connector Directory