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Old Mar 26th 2009, 6:02 am
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AMAZING, thats what it was,

I got back at 3am and stayed outside for about 30 mins watching it, no gaps between flashes, just kept going, it was brilliant,

But how come there was no thunder?
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Old Mar 26th 2009, 6:18 am
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I'm pretty sure I heard thunder, but with quite a delay - would explain it if it were hitting the burj... we're 25km away. Although I wasn't up at 3am...

Nice pics, btw.
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
AMAZING, thats what it was,

I got back at 3am and stayed outside for about 30 mins watching it, no gaps between flashes, just kept going, it was brilliant,

But how come there was no thunder?
Great pics..send some to the BBC..they'll put it on their website !
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There was even 2 minutes of hail on Diyafah road before the rain...
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There was even 2 minutes of hail on Diyafah road before the rain...
I was at Dubai Marina...didn't get any rain...but there was strong winds, which blew open my balcony door, which was slightly ajar. Gave me a fright while I was watching War & Peace Part III on TV
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Default Re: Last nights lightning storm

it was hailing on the east side of SZR as well yesterday, at one point i thought someone was throwing something at the windows.

My friend didn't have a pool outside the front of her house until last night... too bad it smelt like poo
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At 0655 I went through the Ghantoot area..... The rain/hail was incredible. It was like the retreat from Moscow! Hail stones the size of golf balls. For a 10 km stretch it looked like a war zone, cars with smashed windows, two 5 car pile ups and about 6 minor bumps. The leaves have been shredded form the central reservation trees for a couple of kms. And then back to swirling dust storms.... A colleague who was 10 mins ahead of me now has a car that is going to need a lot of bodywork. It looks like someone has been going over it with a hammer, giving it the 'dimpled look' - he is not too impressed!

A colleague has just shown me his Prado with smashed windscreen, and another his Audi A8 with smashed rear screen - car park looks like survivors from a demolition derby!
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AMAZING, thats what it was,

I got back at 3am and stayed outside for about 30 mins watching it, no gaps between flashes, just kept going, it was brilliant,

But how come there was no thunder?
pretty amazing photos. Thanks for sharing them.
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At 0655 I went through the Ghantoot area..... The rain/hail was incredible. It was like the retreat from Moscow! Hail stones the size of golf balls. For a 10 km stretch it looked like a war zone, cars with smashed windows, two 5 car pile ups and about 6 minor bumps. The leaves have been shredded form the central reservation trees for a couple of kms. And then back to swirling dust storms.... A colleague who was 10 mins ahead of me now has a car that is going to need a lot of bodywork. It looks like someone has been going over it with a hammer, giving it the 'dimpled look' - he is not too impressed!

A colleague has just shown me his Prado with smashed windscreen, and another his Audi A8 with smashed rear screen - car park looks like survivors from a demolition derby!
we've got a tree next to us that has been damaged, so what happens?

They sent some indian dude up, no cherry picker, harness, nowt - climbs up and his mate passes the chainsaw and off he goes getting rid of the dangerous branches,

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At 0655 I went through the Ghantoot area..... The rain/hail was incredible. It was like the retreat from Moscow! Hail stones the size of golf balls. For a 10 km stretch it looked like a war zone, cars with smashed windows, two 5 car pile ups and about 6 minor bumps. The leaves have been shredded form the central reservation trees for a couple of kms. And then back to swirling dust storms.... A colleague who was 10 mins ahead of me now has a car that is going to need a lot of bodywork. It looks like someone has been going over it with a hammer, giving it the 'dimpled look' - he is not too impressed!

A colleague has just shown me his Prado with smashed windscreen, and another his Audi A8 with smashed rear screen - car park looks like survivors from a demolition derby!
Parked motorbikes were being blown down easily by the wind. Chairs from the cafes were being overturned like they were paper. When the rain died down, a couple of ambulances were seen racing down the road going to Jumeira.
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The rain was horizontal at around 9.00pm last night. Looked like a monsoon blowing through and roads were flooded after 10 minutes.

Loved the lightening storm.

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I was at Dubai Marina...didn't get any rain...but there was strong winds, which blew open my balcony door, which was slightly ajar. Gave me a fright while I was watching War & Peace Part III on TV
There was rain - all the people sitting outside at Burger House at JBR (where I was "enjoying" dinner) had to run inside...
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I was at Dubai Marina...didn't get any rain...but there was strong winds, which blew open my balcony door, which was slightly ajar. Gave me a fright while I was watching War & Peace Part III on TV
You trying to say you got a fleg?????
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You trying to say you got a fleg?????
I assume a fleg is Doric..never heard of that one ?

No a feartie...but the door did fly open and hit the main window frame with a very loud bang...and I levitated above the couch for a second or two !
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I assume a fleg is Doric..never heard of that one ?

No a feartie...but the door did fly open and hit the main window frame with a very loud bang...and I levitated above the couch for a second or two !
Aye, its mair Doric than Scots.. As in, mechty, yon door banging in the wie fair gied me a fleg....
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