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50km/h wind expected to hit UAE

People told to take precautions as hot, dusty and partly cloudy weekend forecast

Staff Report
15:34 April 4, 2018

Dubai: The UAE’s weather will be unstable over the next two days, resulting in partly cloudy skies, haze and a rise in temperature.

Light to moderate southeasterly to northwesterly winds with speeds of 15km/h to 30km/h, reaching 40km/h, will affect the country on Thursday. The winds will kick up dust in exposed areas.

Stronger winds will blow on Friday with gusts of 50km/h. Residents with respiratory conditions should take precaution as it will be dusty in exposed areas.

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The mercury is also expected to rise significantly in some places. In Dubai, the minimum temperature is expected to rise by 5 degree Celsius. Thursday’s temperature will range from 22C to 35C, and it will be from 27C to 36C on Friday.

A rise of two to three degrees is expected with the maximum temperature increasing from 35C on Thursday to 37C in Sharjah on Friday.

Abu Dhabi and Fujairah will see a minimal and negligible one degree rise.

Relative humidity will increase in the evening and early morning to 80 per cent in Dubai and Sharjah and 75 per cent in Abu Dhabi.

The Arabian Gulf will be moderate becoming rough at times while the Oman Sea will be moderate on Thursday. The Arabian Gulf will remain rough and Oman Sea moderate on Friday.