UAE Weather Forecast: Unusually heavy rain, thunderstorm batter Dubai, other cities

10:41 AM | 16 Apr, 2024
UAE Weather Forecast: Unusually heavy rain, thunderstorm batter Dubai, other cities
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DUBAI – United Arab Emirates UAE saw heavy donwpour and thunderstorms, accompanied by lightning, this week as National Centre of Meteorology warned of new weather conditions.

Heavy rain along with strong winds also caused electricity outages in some regions. Thunderstorms affected Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah, with varying intensities of rainfall reported in the Middle Eastern state.

Videos shared online shows a massive lightning bolt striking the ground in Shakhbout City, Abu Dhabi, while there were ball-sized hailstones pounding vehicles.

Amid the extreme weather conditions, government employees were directed to work remotely on April 16, while private sector companies were advised to take precautions in outdoor work environments. 

Schools, parks, beaches closed amid exteme weather conditions

The government in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah announced the closure of all public parks and beaches in the emirates.

The decision to close schools, parks and beaches was announced to ensure the safety of community members in all three emirates.

National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) advised significant fluctuations in weather conditions, including heavy rains intensified by lightning and thunder, which could lead to flooding in various regions. Strong winds are also expected, reducing horizontal visibility.

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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