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More showers across the UAE; blowing dust brings visibility down to 500m

UAE weather forecasters report more rain in parts of the country, with blowing dust and rain reducing visibility

07:59 February 28, 2018
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Dubai: Residents on Wednesday across the UAE woke up to dark skies and showers, with more rainfall expected throughout the day.

Blowing dust has reduced visibility down to 500 metres in parts of the UAE by mid-day, even as the morning rain brought by convective clouds drenched parts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


Weathermen warned motorists about poor visibility associated with rainfall and fresh winds seen to continue throughout the day.

 

Temperatures hovered at around 23°C and a humidity level of 44 per cent.  

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) predicts that the weather will remain cloudy in general, bringing rainfall to various areas of the UAE; coastal and northern areas will be especially affected by storms over the coming days. 

The temperature across the UAE are expected to cool, according to weather forecasters, with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 30°C in coastal areas, 16°C to 33°C in internal areas and 11°C to 24°C in the mountain region. 

Light to moderate rain, as well as strong southeasterly-northeasterly winds affected a number of residential areas late on Tuesday, including in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Fujairah.

 

 

The NCM posted an online video across social networking sites, showing the wet weather in Al Ain during night time. 

Videos of the unstable weather in Dubai were also shared on social media.

In its daily weather forecast, the NCM said, “southeasterly-northeasterly winds of up to 40km/h will blow across coastal areas… and convective clouds will increase over scattered areas, accompanied with rainfall.” 

The weather on Thursday and Friday will remain cloudy with chances of rain, and the winds are expected to blow sand and dust over exposed areas, leading to poor visibility across the UAE roads.

Seas will also be rough over the next two days in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea, with waves as high as 9ft.