ABU DHABI 16 August 2022: The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) confirmed a noticed decrease in the severity of the low-pressure system expected to affect the country.
NCM shared the latest findings during the daily coordination meetings being held between all competent authorities concerned with dealing in mitigating the effects of weather conditions.
The National Centre of Meteorology clarified that latest developments via weather maps indicated the movement of the extension of the air-pressure system towards the south, therefore its impact on the country is forecasted to be limited as per the latest maps, said Wam.
NCM noted to the possibility of local cumulus clouds formation, with chances of light to moderate rainfall, as well as heavy rainfall across the Eastern and Northern parts of the country, in addition to the city of Al Ain and Al Dhafra region. It also pointed out to the persisting of moderate and often active southeast dusty winds.
All competent authorities confirmed their full preparedness for all possible scenarios and changes during the meeting, affirming the continuity of constant meteorological monitoring of the low-pressure system and ensuring the readiness of all plans and fitness of all teams.
Concerned authorities have also confirmed that new announcement of all developments related to the weather situation will be shared through all official platforms, calling on the public to obtain information from the official platforms and to deter from spreading rumors.
The meetings are attended by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Defence, Police Directorates across all Emirates, National Center of Meteorology (NCM), and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI).
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) has emphasised preparedness of all concerned authorities, led by the Ministry of Interior, and the participation of the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) and local police, to deal with the low-pressure system that the country is expected to be affected by the end of this week.
NCEMA said that all competent entities have taken safety measures and are ready to deal with this situation. The work continuity plans for all vital sectors are in place and will be activated after assessing the conditions in the affected areas by the field teams.
The authority will issue warnings before and during the low-pressure system through media and will announce adequate measures taken by the competent authorities, in addition to activating the early warning system by local police to guide the public and provide them necessary information to be followed.
For its part, the Ministry of Interior reaffirmed that the safety of society and protection of lives and property is a top priority, and that it is fully prepared to deal with any emergency situation in accordance with the plans set to ensure the security and safety of all.
It also called on the public to exercise caution, abide by safety requirements and instructions, and adhere to the competent authorities’ instructions.
The joint assessment team called on the public not to circulate and spread rumors, and to refer to the official sources in the country to receive all the latest developments and information related to the low-pressure system and to follow the procedures approved by the concerned authorities.
Abu Dhabi Prepared
Abu Dhabi Emergencies, Crises and Disasters Management Team held on Sunday morning an in-person meeting at the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Centre for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (ADCMC).
The meeting was chaired by Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), to discuss proactive measures to be taken across Abu Dhabi emirate to mitigate any damages that might occur due to adverse weather conditions.
Al Mazrouei reviewed a report on the role and missions of the emergency team, mechanisms to deal with emergency, crises and disasters across the emirate, and the approved plans to ensure the preparedness of key and supportive teams.
He praised the leadership’s continuous guidance and directives and support in order to enhance the efforts of teams to protect lives and property, and to achieve targeted objectives in coordination with entities on local and federal levels.
Al Mazrouei also highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts of emergency teams, follow unified procedures to deal with emergencies, and to enhance capacities to deal with and respond to emergencies, and prepare for recovery based on national emergency ecosystems.
For his part, Dr. Nasser Humaid Al Nuaimi, Acting Director-General of the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Centre for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (ADCMC), has assured follow-up and supportive plans are in place to ensure all required resources are available to deal with the adverse weather conditions.
He said they are coordinating with Department of Municipalities and Transport’s various relevant teams in different areas across the emirate to ensure free flow of valley streams, and to hold coordination meetings with all relevant field teams from Al Ain Municipality and Al Dhafrah Municipality, Red Crescent Authority, Abu Dhabi Waste Management (Tadweer), Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Distribution Company to ensure timely response to all emergencies.
ADCMC will ensure to coordinate the efforts of all relevant entities, and assure their preparedness to deal with the adverse weather conditions.
The Centre emphasised the importance of following the latest weather developments via official sources and channels, and called on the public to follow instructions and guidelines of relevant entities, and avoid being in dangerous places.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer), the National Meteorology Centre and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).