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Rain hits several parts of the UAE

Light to heavy rain hit several parts of the UAE on Friday following dusty overcast conditions for the last two days

WAM
16:59 March 2, 2018

ABU DHABI: Light to heavy rain hit several parts of the UAE on Friday following dusty overcast conditions for the last two days. Moderate to heavy rainfall was reported from areas in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Kalba, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaima while in Dubai, Um Al Quwain and Wadi Al Helo, the rainfall was light to moderate, National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has tweeted.

 

Grey skies and scattered showers made for a wet day for motorists across the country on Friday although temperatures remained seasonal, said NCM.

Temperatures hovered in the high 20s for the most part across all emirates with the lowest temperature recorded was 12.2 degree Celsius in Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, at 7am. “Different intensities of rain fell over scattered areas of the country,” said the weather centre.

Weather is expected to be a bit gloomy with more clouds and isolated rainfall expected in the next few days.

The  NCM has also issued a five-day weather forecast from Friday to Tuesday.

The Centre said that Friday will be cloudy with scattered rainfall of varying intensity. The wind will be south-westerly to north-westerly, moderate to fresh at times, especially over the sea. Speeds will reach 20 to 35 Kmph, reaching 45 Kmph over the sea, which will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and moderate to rough at times in the Gulf of Oman.


Saturday

Sky will be partly cloudy with the chances of some rainfall in the morning in Northern and Eastern areas. Fog may form during the morning in inland areas and the temperatures are expected to fall. Winds will be north-easterly, moderate to fresh, especially over the sea causing blowing dust over exposed areas during the day. Wind speeds will be 15 to 33 Kmph, reaching 45 Kmph, causing the sea to become rough in the Arabian Gulf. In the Gulf of Oman, the sea will be moderate, becoming rough at times.

Sunday

The weather will be humid during the night and morning, with the probability of fog formation over some inland areas. It will be partly cloudy to fair in general. Winds will be north-westerly, moderate over land and fresh over the sea, with speeds of 15 to 30 Kmph, reaching 45 Kmph. The sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and moderate, becoming rough at times, in the Gulf of Oman.

Monday

The weather will remain humid during the night and morning, with the possibility of fog formation, especially in inland and Northern areas. It will be partly cloudy to fair in general with temperatures tending to rise. Winds will be north-westerly to southwesterly, light to moderate, with speeds of 10 to 25 Kmph, reaching 35 Kmph. The sea state will be slight to moderate in both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Tuesday

Weather will continue to be humid during the night and morning, with the probability of fog or mist formation over northern areas. It will later become becoming fair in general with a further rise in temperatures. There will be a north-westerly to south-westerly wind, light to moderate, wi9th speeds of 10 to 25 Kmph, reaching 35 Kmph. The sea state will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in the Gulf of Oman.