The Weather Report

Two days ago, the weathermen predicted strong south-easterly winds to bring thunderstorms and lightning along with scattered rain to the UAE.

Yesterday, Gulf News reported about the ’50km/hr thrashing winds that battered Al Ain (2 hours of drive from Dubai) and its surrounding areas, uprooting plants damaging signboards, and throwing satellite dishes and antennas from the rooftops of the buildings’.

Weathermen cautioned residents to prepare for thunderstorms, heavy rain and dust storms to hit Dubai on Wednesday morning.

I got my camera ready last night, making sure the battery is fully recharged to capture the thunderstorms.  However, when I woke up this morning, eagerly jumping out of my bed and looking out of my bedroom window, I found the sun shining brightly with all its glory, and the birds hopping and chirping around joyously.

Photographed by Nadia Masood

And it was pretty hot during the day too – 37 C.

Photographed by Nadia Masood

By 4 pm, clouds started to gather.  Masood and I went out for a walk.

Photographed by Sanaf Naheed Nadeem

Hail stones started falling at 8:45 pm, which lasted for around 30 minutes.  This picture was taken by my sister.

Photographed by Nadia Masood

By the time we were heading for home, at 9 pm, it was drizzling.

UPDATE: Rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit across the Emirates for the next four days.  That means we’ll be having dark, gray skies until Monday or Tuesday.  Wonder how the skies look like today in other parts of the world?  Click on the image below to find out.

Sky Watch Friday

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22 Responses to The Weather Report

  1. masood says:

    Love the way you describe things, sweetheart. So finally we got rain and thunderstorms, lets hope for the pleasant weather over the entire weekend 🙂

    Thanks, Jaan 🙂 And the weather is sooooo lovely today! 🙂

  2. Umm Travis says:

    gorgeous photos!

    I am so jealous about the weather. We dont get much of that here 😦 Waaaaaaaaaaaah!

    You have better skies than we have here – and gorgeous beaches too 🙂

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  4. Niyaz says:

    Interesting weather report 🙂

    3rd picture is simply superb!! we got nothing but sand storms hehe

    Thanks, Niyaz! Masood was telling me that you two were chatting yesterday. You are in our prayers. InshaAllah, everything will be fine 🙂

  5. Do you normally get much rain? Dubai doesn’t strike me as a place to get rain, but maybe you do. When we get a lot of rain here, there is a lot of flooding because we aren’t equipped to handle it. The streets can fill up with a quick 1/2″of rain.

    Great photos, but I love the blue skies with clouds coming in best!

    Being a desert, rain is something we really look forward to and we only get it 4-5 times a year! That’s also the reason why we are also not equipped to handle it and streets fill up 🙂

  6. Gill says:

    can’t believe how hot it is with you guys, great photos as well.

    Gill in Canada

    Thanks, Gill. I’m not thinking about summer at all. Enjoying the rain and cooler climate at the moment 🙂

  7. Guy D says:

    Great shots, the first one is definitely my favourite. Well done.

    Have a great weekend!

    Thank you! 🙂

  8. ewok1993 says:

    Nice shots. I love the last shot.

    Thank you. Your recent photograph inspired me to experiment with sepia 🙂

  9. koala says:

    Not the kind of weather one usually associates with UAE

    True: when you think of the UAE, you imagine sand and heat 🙂 But until Tuesday, it’s going to rain. Loving it!

  10. babooshka says:

    How the weather changes. Love the blue sky and fronds.

    Thank you!

  11. Sally in WA says:

    Wonderful photos, Nadia.

    Thank you, Sally 🙂

  12. Umm Travis says:

    “You have better skies than we have here – and gorgeous beaches too ”

    Uhhhh… you mean the polluted skies and beaches strewn with garbage or naked Russians? (depending on which sea you go to)



    Hahaha, your pictures say otherwise 😉

  13. Julie says:

    What a wild day you have had! Hope it doesn’t get to bad for you.

    Fortunately, it didn’t get bad. It’s still raining and we’re loving it 🙂

  14. Perfect weather report..anyway nice picture thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Thank you. I visited your blog and I must say that your pictures are breathtaking!

  15. R says:

    Oh, rain there! I have been in Dubai and in Al Ain too. Can’t imagine…

    I suppose you visited during the summer 🙂 It’s still raining outside as I type this. The weather is just lovely!

  16. Beautiful says:

    Dubai? Got a friend over there once. Big city … Nice shots you have here.

    It is a big city – and still under construction 🙂

  17. caprice says:

    Nice picture of the trees and sun. I posted one similar to that last week. Yours is better!
    Have a happy Friday!

    Thank you, Caprice! Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

  18. Arija says:

    What an adventurous day weather wise!!

    Yes, Arija – it was pretty fun!

  19. Aadil says:

    Lovely photography! Fabulous description as well!

    Hope the rain stayed calm and soothing!

    Have a nice weekend! 🙂

    Thanks, Aadil Yes, the rain remained calm and soothing 🙂

  20. Ubaid says:

    I always love the way u describe things =) !!


  21. Faisal Jaan says:

    The subject …. The weather Report… sounds like we see ‘The pitch report’ in cricket. Lolz
    Nice description as well as pictures.

    Thank you, though I never know what a Pitch Report sounds like 🙂

    • Faisal Jaan says:

      Pitch report: In cricket….
      What kind of Pakistani/Indian couple you are? Not familiar with CRICKET????

      Not the couple, just me. I’m not at all interested in cricket.

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