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Satellites show hidden lakes in the Emirates

More than a week after the end of the heavy rain wave that the UAE witnessed last week, NASA published pictures of parts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi before and after the storm.
Images taken by NASA’s Earth Observatory on Friday using Landsat data from the US Geological Survey showed large patches of water across the desert and landscape of the Emirates, where there had previously been none.
These pools of water looked like small lakes.
As NASA wrote on its Earth Observatory website: “Some areas remained submerged on April 19, when the Landsat 9 satellite passed over the area for the first time since the storms.”
It is noteworthy that the record rains witnessed by the UAE led to the closure of schools and companies, and the suspension of hundreds of flights.
While the authorities announced that life had completely returned to normal a few days after the storm.
Reopening travel procedures at Dubai Airport
In turn, the National Center of Meteorology in the United Arab Emirates said that the eastern parts of the country reached 250 mm – 10 inches – of rain in less than 24 hours.
In contrast, the United Arab Emirates typically sees 5.5 to 8 inches of rainfall annually over the course of an entire year.

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