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Ras Al Khaimah, Nov 18: As residents celebrated winter's first rain which filled the dam reservoirs here, police seized 22 motorcycles from Emarati teenagers who went stuntriding to welcome the rains.

Police said the teenagers came out in full force on the Al Qawasim Corniche and that officers used their squad bikes to catch them.

The RAK police also seized five cars in the same area.

According to the Met office the thundershowers were brief from 8.50 to 9am. The forecast is for cloudy weather and rain in Fujairah.

The rain helped fill up the dam reservoirs and people rushed to the see the water overflowing into the wadis (dry streams). The weather bureau also reported rain in Umm Al Quwain.

Meanwhile, the Met office in Dubai has extended its warning of strong winds offshore until 4pm today.

"There are still possibilities of 9-foot waves offshore," said Philip Targett, the duty Met officer. He said Force 3 winds have been recorded and could go up to Force 6, which is 22 to 27 knots.

He said there will no strong winds inland and no dust storms. "Driving will not be a problem," he said. But it is recommended that small boats do not go offshore as the 'shammal' winds have begun.


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