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Dubai's record rainfall floods city and forces flight diversions

Published on Apr 18, 2024 10:24 AM IST
  • Flooding trapped residents in traffic, offices and homes as the UAE recorded its heaviest rains in the 75 years that records have been kept, authorities said.
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Dubai, the Middle East's financial centre, has been paralysed by the torrential rain that caused floods across the UAE.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 18, 2024 10:24 AM IST

Dubai, the Middle East's financial centre, has been paralysed by the torrential rain that caused floods across the UAE.(AFP)

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Members of the Dubai Civil Defence use a bowser to remove water from a flooded highway after a rainstorm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 18, 2024 10:24 AM IST

Members of the Dubai Civil Defence use a bowser to remove water from a flooded highway after a rainstorm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Bloomberg)

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Cars drive in a flooded street following heavy rains in Dubai on April 17. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Cars drive in a flooded street following heavy rains in Dubai on April 17. (AFP)

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In Dubai, operations at the airport, a major travel hub, remain disrupted after Tuesday's storm flooded the runway, resulting in flight diversions, delays and cancellations. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Dubai, operations at the airport, a major travel hub, remain disrupted after Tuesday's storm flooded the runway, resulting in flight diversions, delays and cancellations. (AP)

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The storm, which hit neighbouring Oman on Sunday, pounded the UAE on Tuesday, flooding roads and causing hours-long gridlock as rainwater inundated homes. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The storm, which hit neighbouring Oman on Sunday, pounded the UAE on Tuesday, flooding roads and causing hours-long gridlock as rainwater inundated homes. (AP)

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One person was reported dead in the UAE and 20 in Oman. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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One person was reported dead in the UAE and 20 in Oman. (REUTERS)

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"It's likely that the storm was kind of supercharged by climate change because there's just more moisture available in the air for any storm system to then precipitate out," said Colleen Colja, a climate scientist at Imperial College London. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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"It's likely that the storm was kind of supercharged by climate change because there's just more moisture available in the air for any storm system to then precipitate out," said Colleen Colja, a climate scientist at Imperial College London. (REUTERS)

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Researchers anticipate that climate change will lead to heightened temperatures, increased humidity and a greater risk of flooding in parts of the Gulf region. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Researchers anticipate that climate change will lead to heightened temperatures, increased humidity and a greater risk of flooding in parts of the Gulf region. (REUTERS)

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The heavy rains across the desert nation came after cloud seeding. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The heavy rains across the desert nation came after cloud seeding. (REUTERS)

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The UAE has been carrying out seeding operations since 2002 to address water security issues, but the lack of drainage in many areas can trigger flooding, including in cities such as Dubai that’s a global financial and business center. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 18, 2024 10:24 AM IST

The UAE has been carrying out seeding operations since 2002 to address water security issues, but the lack of drainage in many areas can trigger flooding, including in cities such as Dubai that’s a global financial and business center. (AP)

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