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Cooler weather arrives in the UAE

Temperatures in more isolated pockets of the country dipped to near 10 Celsius for overnight lows, say forecasters

Staff Report
17:20 November 13, 2017

Dubai: Warm weather is beginning to give way to colder seasonal temperatures in some corners of the country, said the national weather bureau on Monday.

Temperatures in more isolated pockets of the country dipped to nearly 10 degree Celsius, said the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) in what is now likely to be a daily trend as the UAE heads into colder months.

For example, forecasters recorded low temperatures of 10.3C on Mebreh Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah on Monday, 11.2C on Jais Mountain, 16.5C at Raknah, 16.9C on Jebel Hafeet and 17.1C at Damtha.

Forecasters at the NCMS expect clouds to form over the northern and eastern areas, with another gradual fall in temperatures.

Strong northwesterly winds will continue to blow dust across the UAE, from 16km/h to 32km/h in coastal areas, that may reach as high as 40km/h at times.

In its daily weather forecast, the NCMS said that the minimum temperature will be 18-23 degree Celsius in coastal areas, 16-21 in internal areas, and a low of 13-17 degree Celsius in the mountainous areas.

While temperatures decline, humidity is expected to increase slightly in the next couple of days, said forecasters.

On Tuesday morning there will be partly cloudy conditions in general, with cloud amount increasing at times over islands and some northern and eastern areas.

Forecasters said, there will be “light to moderate winds in general, and fresh at times over the Arabian Gulf. The relative humidity will increase during night and early morning over some internal areas. Mist may form over some internal western areas”.