An emergency alert has just buzzed on mobile phones in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as the police warned residents about unstable weather conditions. In the wireless emergency alerts, the police informed residents that the country is experiencing “adverse weather”.

“Stay clear of beaches and areas prone to flash floods. Drive with care and heed the advice of the authorities. Stay safe,” the message from the Dubai Police read.

The Abu Dhabi Police called on motorists to exercise caution due to the rainy weather conditions and “follow the changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards”. Drive safely, the police urged.

Android and iPhone users reported having received the alert. The warning message in both Arabic and English titled ‘Public Safety Alert’ popped up on phones, with a loud alert.

Heavy rains with lightning and thunder, and hail have been reported in multiple parts of the UAE, including Dubai. Icy rains hit Dubai’s Lahbab and Margham; Sharjah’s Al Madam; and some parts of Abu Dhabi.

Heavy rains fell in Sharjah’s Oud Al Muteena, Corniche, Mleiha and Al Khan; Dubai’s Deira and Hatta; and parts of Abu Dhabi and Ajman.

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