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More heavy rain in UAE this week? Read forecast here

Residents woke up to moderate to heavy rains in parts of UAE on Sunday morning. UAE residents can expect more rain this week as cloud-seeding operations continue, the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) said. It’s been raining in the country – on and off – since Saturday, with temperatures dipping to a low 17 degrees…

More heavy rain in UAE this week? Read forecast here

Residents woke up to moderate to heavy rains in parts of UAE on Sunday morning.

UAE residents can expect more rain this week as cloud-seeding operations continue, the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) said.

It’s been raining in the country – on and off – since Saturday, with temperatures dipping to a low 17 degrees Celsius in internal areas.

The head of cloud-seeding operations at the NCM, Khalid Al Obeidi, told Khaleej Times that they have carried out more than 15 operations this month as rain clouds have been hovering over the country.

Today, from 12am to 12pm, they conducted four operations. They’ll be doing more in the coming days as rain clouds approach the UAE.

“We do seeding in clouds that need help (in producing rain). Today, for example, we did several flights from the morning because we expected some rain clouds over the country. We are expecting to do more flights and operations in the coming hours. In the next two days, the forecast is showing that some rains will affect the country, so we’ll carry out more operations,” Obeidi said.

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The NCM’s cloud-seeding operations involve shooting salt flares into clouds before they reach their “decay stage”. The salt in the flares enhances the possibility of rain. Each flight can shoot up to 40 flares and the NCM uses six satellites to detect clouds.There was a bit of rain and thunder over parts of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah this morning, according to a previous report by Khaleej Times.

The NCM has said Monday will be partly cloudy in general, with fresh to strong winds over the sea at a speed of 25 to 38km per hour. The sea is expected to be “very rough” in the Arabian Gulf and “rough” in the Oman Sea.

On Tuesday, it’s expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy at times, with a probability of some light rainfall.

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Timelapse: How Expo 2020 site rose from the desert

40-second clip shows 8-year work that went into creating the incredible Expo architecture. A stunning timelapse video shows the sheer scale of work that went into realising the UAE’s Expo 2020 dream. With just five days to go, Expo 2020 Dubai shared the video that captures the eight years of dedication that helped create the…

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40-second clip shows 8-year work that went into creating the incredible Expo architecture.

A stunning timelapse video shows the sheer scale of work that went into realising the UAE’s Expo 2020 dream.
With just five days to go, Expo 2020 Dubai shared the video that captures the eight years of dedication that helped create the incredible architecture for the region’s first world fair.
Sheikh Mohammed visits Expo 2020 operations room
The 40-second video begins with an overhead shot of an empty desert land adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South. It quickly shapes into the iconic site it is today, with the desert terrain coming alive with the Expo’s iconic architecture.
The timelapse video shows how the mega event’s Al Wasl Dome rose up from the desert sands. It also captures the way trees were planted at the venue.
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It ends with a reminder to the world: The greatest show begins in five days.
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The first half of the collage shows His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the Expo site in 2016. The site was nothing but a desert then.
Fast-forward to September 1, 2021 – when the Dubai Ruler visited the site to kickstart the one-month countdown to the mega event – and you see him atop the 55-metre ‘Garden in the Sky’ observation tower, taking in 360-degree views of all that Expo has to offer.

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Man dies after guzzling 1.5 litres of carbonated drink in 10 mins

A Chinese man has reportedly died after gulping down a 1.5 litre soft drink bottle in 10 minutes to help him cool off on a hot day. The 22-year-old’s rapid consumption of the fizzy beverage led to a fatal build-up of gas inside his body. Six hours after consumption, he was forced to go to…

Man dies after guzzling 1.5 litres of carbonated drink in 10 mins

A Chinese man has reportedly died after gulping down a 1.5 litre soft drink bottle in 10 minutes to help him cool off on a hot day.
The 22-year-old’s rapid consumption of the fizzy beverage led to a fatal build-up of gas inside his body. Six hours after consumption, he was forced to go to Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing after experiencing severe pain and a swollen stomach, the Daily Mail reported.
Guzzling the carbonated drink so quickly caused lethal damage, according to doctors who detailed the case in the Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology journal.
The young man was believed to have no underlying health issues. However, tests conducted revealed an elevated heart rate, low blood pressure and rapid breathing.
A CT scan further showed that he had pneumatosis, which is an abnormal presence of gas in his portal vein that provides blood to the liver, as well as in his intestinal wall.
This, in turn, reportedly led to hepatic ischemia, also known as “shock liver”, a type of injury caused by low oxygen supply to the organ.
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Slide Menus Show/Hide Left Slide Menu Show/Hide Right Slide Menu Show/Hide Top Slide Menu Show/Hide Bottom Slide Menu   Team KT/Dubai Filed on September 26, 2021 They are equipped with the latest technologies About 100 swanky Audi A6s have been added to the Dubai Police fleet. A top officer said the high-end A6 45 TFSI…

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About 100 swanky Audi A6s have been added to the Dubai Police fleet.
A top officer said the high-end A6 45 TFSI cars would improve traffic police performance and help enhance road security.
Kunjithapatham Rajaram, CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles, said the vehicles are “equipped with the latest technologies”.
The A6 features a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower, 370 Nm of torque and an S-tronic automatic transmission.
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