in Dubai a rare phenomenon
Dubai is a city in UAE, on the Persian Gulf. A popular tourist destination
Dubai has a hot desert climate.Summer temps avg 40°C (104°F).Winter temps avg 24°C (75°F).
Heavy rainfall in Dubai
Heaviest rain in over 30 years in 2010.Flooding, damage, and deaths.
Causes of heavy rainfall
Indian Ocean monsoon, La Niña, cyclones.
Effects of heavy rainfall
Flooding, damage, transportation disruption,Power outages, water shortages.
Preparing for heavy rainfall
Building flood defenses, improving drainage,Public education, emergency response plans.
The future of rainfall in Dubai
Climate change: more frequent, intense events.Challenges, but mitigation measures.
Rare but devastating heavy rainfall in Dubai.Preparation and mitigation key.