The amount of rain in UAE on Sunday, the 25th of November is double the monthly average of rainfall for the entire month of November, a UAE meteorologist told Khaleej Times on Monday.
Citing the amount of rain at the Dubai International Airport (DXB) as an example, a weatherman at the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said: “The mean monthly average of rainfall in the area for the entire month of November from 1977 to 2017 was just 4.4mm but on Sunday, the international airport received 8.2mm of rain.”
It was, however, still a far cry from what the city experienced back in November 30, 2012, when Dubai International Airport alone received 42.2mm over a 24-hour period – which was almost 10 times than the mean monthly average, according to the NCM.
The highest rainfall recorded on Sunday was over the Shaha Valley in Ras Al Khaimah at 59.2mm, followed by Umm Al Quwain at 57mm. Jebel Jais received 44mm of rain while the Jumeirah area in Dubai got 37.2mm of rainfall and the surroundings of Burj Khalifa received 18.2mm of rain.
Among the airports affected by heavy showers, Sharjah International Airport was the dampest with 19.6mm; followed by RAK Airport with 15.5mm of rain; DXB 8.2mm; and Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali with 7.8mm.
While Abu Dhabi got only 1.4mm of rainfall, the entire emirate of Ras Al Khaimah recorded an average of 24.3mm of rain.
Source Credit: Khaleej Times