Floating Dubai... Suffering people..!?

Sowmiya Sriram
Floating Dubai... Suffering people..!?
The weather in the uae is generally dry. But on april 16, ie yesterday, due to unprecedented heavy rains, the roads were flooded like a river. The dubai International airport runway looks like an ocean. Flight services at dubai International airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, were severely affected. Also, rainwater entered the two shopping malls, dubai Mall and Emirates Mall, which are considered symbols of Dubai. Water also entered one of Dubai's metro stations. Weather data collected at dubai International airport said the storm caused 20 millimeters (0.79 in) of rain late Monday, which intensified on Tuesday, eventually inundating the city with 142 millimeters (5.59 in) of rain within 24 hours. The current rainfall is said to be higher than the average annual rainfall of 94.7 millimeters (3.73 in) recorded at the airport. According to the dubai Meteorological Department, this situation occurred because the average amount of rain that should fall in a year has been poured in one day.
According to the weather report, the cause of this heavy rain was a big storm that passed over the Arabian Peninsula. While it is currently roaming the gulf of oman, it has also dumped unusual rainfall over oman and south-eastern Iran. Several flights were delayed or canceled on april 16 after heavy rains left the airport flooded. Affected routes include India, Pakistan, saudi arabia, and the UK. As the runways were inundated with flood water, stranded passengers were unable to navigate the flooded roadways to reach the terminal buildings.
Gulf countries have come to a standstill due to sudden storms, rains, and floods. The heavy rains extended beyond the data-borders of the uae while neighboring countries such as bahrain, Qatar, and saudi arabia also received rainfall. bahrain also experienced heavy rain with thunder and lightning. The storm has also affected the United Arab Emirates, bahrain and Qatar. Death toll rises to 18 in oman floods.

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