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Prayers for rain answered in UAE; more wet days ahead

Residents across the UAE started to experience the first rain of the year last Monday, January 8.

Many citizens, instead of complaining, see the current weather as a blessing in the widely deserted nation.

Today, January 9, the country woke up to wet roads again after overnight rainfall.

Among the areas that experience heavy rains last night were Karama, Dubai International City, and areas near the Sharjah Corniche.

As per latest update from the National Centre of Meteorology today, partly cloudy skies will generate a chance of different intensities of rainfall over some areas in the UAE.

An answered prayer

For Robert Cruz, a Filipino expat in the UAE, it seems like the heavens are listening to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who prayed for rain last year.

The President called for prayers known as Salaat Al Istisqaa to be performed in all mosques and mussalahs across the country last November 10, 2017, at  11:30 in the morning.

Performing the Salaat Al Istisqaa is to keep in line with the tradition of the Prophet Mohammed to ask God to bless the land with rain.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) advised the public to keep safe for the rainy weather might last until Wednesday. Forecasters also cautioned travelers to opt out in traveling by sea because of its rough condition.

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