Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fujairah Takes a Battering from the Wind

The strong and blustery winds battered Fujairah yesterday (Sunday) and continued all night to rattle the windows and move anything loose until sunrise Monday.

Some trees and shrubs did not pass the test and ended up in a horizontal position. Much light material became airborne and plastic bags were seen flying high in the air or trapped in the trees.

On Monday the sun has been strong and constant with the atmosphere generally clear. The intensity of the wind has eased.

The waters on Fujairah beaches were rough but forecasters warned UAE residents to shy away from the sea.

A further weakening of the wind is expected by evening on Monday.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

Images: Palm trees getting a workout on the Fujairah corniche and causing one to reflect on the Arabian proverb: “A person is like a palm on the beach, moving with the wind of life.”

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