Residents of Ras Al Khaimah were surprised by a one of kind storm, rain, snow, and lightening combination that many dubbed as “extremely aggressive”. Just like the streets, people flooded social media with videos and pictures of the storm that’s stunning and very terrifying.
However, a lot of people also agreed that the pictures of the snow were majestic and that it’s an experience that they’re not used to in the northern emirates.
The purple storm led to several traffic accidents, 516 accidents as reported by the Gulf News, closed a lot of venues, and canceled a lot of concerts, conferences and events.
As the storm seems to be cooling down all across the UAE, experts believe that the weather will continue to be unstable until the end of the week.
Although the National Centre of Meteorology predicted the weather conditions, no one assumed it will be this aggressive. “The country will be affected by an extended surface depression and upper air low pressure with a cool air mass from the north that will result in gradual increase of clouds amount with some towering clouds accompanied by rainfall from Friday, especially on the northern and eastern regions and islands,” Said the Centre in a statement to Gulf News.