Residents are taking to social media to share their delight over the wet weather in the Emirate
22 January 2017| Last updated on 14 January 2020
Over the past week or so, residents of Dubai have shown mixed feelings over whether they want it to rain or not... If it does, we risk large puddles, potential flooding and traffic chaos. But on the plus side, the air will freshen up and the winter season will most definitely be felt.
It seems the weather predictions have been correct so far nonetheless, as rain drops have been seen in various areas of the Emirate today (Sunday 22nd), with residents taking to social media to share their excitement over the weather change.
First drop of rain in Dubai this year and I felt it
— pinktaxiblogger (@pinktaxiblogger) January 22, 2017
— D (@D7Emperor) January 22, 2017
Lovely rain after a long time start in sharjah dubai pic.twitter.com/XUxKIHdcuA
— เ๔๔เ αƒιι (@AfridiShafiQ10) January 22, 2017
Wow...it's raining in Dubai
— ARUN RAJ (@arunpopy) January 22, 2017
Some residents are a lot more excited than others...
ITS RAINING IN DUBAI I REPEAT IT IS RAINING IN DUBAI THIS IS NOT A DRILL THIS IS UNREAL
— Hannah (@depressed_m8) January 22, 2017
And some want the cold and wet weather to stay!
And it's raining in Dubai Please don't come yet, summer. We still want to enjoy d cold weather
— Ana Maelene Ramos (@AnaMaeRamos) January 22, 2017
Indeed, Northern parts of the country have been experience rainfalls over the past week or so, with parts of Fujairah, Dibba and Kalba experiencing the most heavy rainfall.
— UAE WEATHER (@NCMS_media) January 22, 2017
If you're commuting home this evening, we advise you to take extra care while on the roads, drive at a reduced speed and keep a safe distance from other drivers around you.