Lightning kills 2 in Oman storms

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Muscat: Two expatriates were killed in lightning strikes on Monday as thundershowers lashed vast areas of the Sultanate in a continuing wet weather spell that is entering a record-breaking second week.

One of the deaths occurred in the oilfield region of Fahud near Ibri in Dhahirah governorate, while the other was reported at Saham along the Batinah coast. A third person, also an expatriate, is believed to have suffered serious burns in a similar lightning strike in the same area.

Weather update: Rain and hail batter UAE

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Al Ain: Heavy rain on Tuesday lashed some of the eastern, southern, and central parts of the country along with light to moderate showers in the coastal areas, including Dubai.

With just one day left with what the current unsettled weather holds in store, forecasters have repeated their words of caution for motorists and the people living in the mountainous areas. “There are chances of light to moderate rain, time to time over some areas,” said forecaster.

Warning for UAE drivers as more rain forecast

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Al Ain: With two more days left before the current unsettled weather clears off, motorists have been advised to exercise caution on rain-soaked roads, particularly in the mountainous areas.

Police and weather forecasters said driving in rainy conditions can be challenging.

Rain in Abu Dhabi provokes mixed reaction

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Abu Dhabi: Scattered rain once again fell in the capital on Sunday, after an unusually wet weekend. Even when the sun came out for a short while in the morning, it was not enough to dry the wet roads. Omar Albinni, a 29-year-old oilfield executive from Palestine, told Gulf News he was loving the weather.

“It doesn’t feel like I’m in UAE. The rain is so light and enjoyable that we are able to continue with our daily activities as usual,” Albinni said.