(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Various parts of Ras Al Khaimah, particularly the northern and mountainous regions, received moderate showers on Thursday. The showers covered all roads of the Masafi area and several other parts of Ras Al Khaimah
Hussain Alali, an Emirati, told Khaleej Times that he was surprised with the showers while driving home to the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
"So far, it is just little rain, and hopefully we see more showers to reduce the scorching temperature."
All parts of Masafi were hit with rain, he added. "The internal roads and highways of Masafi are covered with rainwater, and it's so nice for young children to go out and enjoy the fine weather."
The RAK police have, meanwhile, deployed more patrols to ensure traffic flow and recover stuck and non-functioning vehicles, if any.
"All motorists need to be alert, focus and careful, and reduce speed on the road during the rain. Seafarers, beach and valley goers, and motorists are still urged to be more cautious during the unstable weather," according to police sources.
Residents of the areas that are exposed to pouring rain and strong winds, are requested to be careful, and immediately call (999) in case of emergency, they urged.
"All residents are advised to avoid mountainous areas, and the strong currents of the valleys here, while all motorists are requested to reduce speed, be attentive on the road, turn on the light, and observe traffic rules for road users' safety and theirs."
The RAK department of public works and services has also deployed several tankers to suck out any accumulated ponds of rainwater, particularly at the low level areas and major roads.
Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.