UAE weather: Distance learning, remote work announced as heavy rain forecast

Some emirates have declared distance learning for two days
UAE weather: Distance learning, remote work announced as heavy rain forecast
The NCM has issued a weather alert from Monday until Wednesday

Schools and offices across several emirates in the UAE will operate remotely on Tuesday on account of bad weather.

In Abu Dhabi, distance learning has been activated for all schools, while government entities will also be working remotely.

In Dubai, following the directives of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, Tuesday will be a remote working day for employees of all Dubai government entities, except for roles that need on-site presence at the workplace.

Sheikh Hamdan also directed private schools to conduct remote learning due to weather conditions.

In Sharjah, distance learning has been enforced for all private schools and higher education institutions on Tuesday and Wednesday, while all sporting activities and competitions have been called off.

Ajman, too, has declared remote learning for private schools on Tuesday and Wednesday on account of bad weather.

Umm Al Quwain, meanwhile, has declared distance learning on Tuesday.

Read: The future of remote work in the UAE

Weather forecast

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a weather advisory detailing fluctuations in weather patterns across the country over the coming days.

According to NCM, Monday afternoon saw convective cloud formation over coastal and internal areas, coupled with rainfall, lightning and thunder at times.

From Monday evening until Tuesday afternoon, the weather will be unstable beginning over the Western areas and moving towards Abu Dhabi and the Northern and Eastern areas. These locations are likely to experience larger amounts of convective clouds along with rain of different intensities, accompanied by lightning and thunder, and a probability of hail.

The period between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning will see another such spell begin from the Western areas and will include scattered areas of the country, which will experience larger amounts of convective clouds, coupled with rainfall, thunder and lightning, with possibility of hail.

As for Wednesday afternoon, cloud formations will continue over the Eastern and Northern areas, coupled with rainfall.

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