UAE bad weather: Thunderstorms, rain lash Dubai, 36 flights diverted

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Thunderstorms laso lashed the UAE, capping a day of terrible weather. Heavy rain was reported in Jebel Ali and Tecom.

Some areas of Dubai also reported to see heavy thunder.



The weather affected flight schedules, with 36 flights diverted between last night and this morning arriving into the rain-drenched emirate.

Dubai Airports also confirmed a total of 36 flights coming into Dubai were diverted to different airports in the UAE and neighbouring countries owing to extreme weather conditions.

The Dubai Airport website confirms that Emirates is experienced delays on several departures this morning, including Phuket, Auckland, Guangzhou, Mauritius, Perth and St Petersburg.

Budget carrier flydubai also experienced delay on its Kuwait, Taif and Kabul departures. Meanwhile, its Doha 11.30am arrival has been cancelled.

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Sixty road accidents, one of them serious, happened in the three hours from 10am to 1pm in Dubai on Sunday, as a result of the change in the weather, according to the operations room of Dubai Police.

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