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Caution: Strong rush of 45km/h wind to blow over UAE

The weather until Tuesday will be windy, with up to 12ft offshore waves in Arabian Gulf

09:06 January 29, 2018
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Dubai: Cloudy skies, strong gusts of wind and dust will blow across the UAE over the next two days, according to weather forecasters.

In its daily weather forecast, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that northwesterly winds will be generally between 25-35km/h, but cautioned residents that the winds may peak up from 45-60km/h at times. 

“The weather will be fair to partly cloudy weather, hazy at times and [there will be a] further decrease in temperature,” said the NCM.

The temperature, according to the NCM, will range from 12-24C in coastal areas, 11-26C in internal areas, and 8-20C in the mountain region.

Jebel Jais was the coldest area on Monday at a chilly 4.3C. The other four areas which topped the coldest places in the UAE included Jebel Mabreh at 5.3C, Jebel Hafeet at 7.9C, Damtha at 8.8C and Raknah at 9.5C.

The rush of wind will also cause dust and sand to blow over many areas across the country, reducing visibility on the UAE roads.

Weather forecast also warned sea-goers of strong winds in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea, as the waves offshore are expected to reach 8-12ft.