Slight increase in temperature this weekend, significant drop by Sunday

Fog or mist expected during late nights and early mornings

Staff Report
13:32 January 25, 2018

Dubai: A slight increase in temperature is expected over the weekend accompanied by foggy or misty late nights and early mornings. But the mercury will again drop by Sunday and Monday.

Forecasters at the National Centre of Meteorology expect temperature across the country to rise by one to two degree Celsius, and the relative humidity to rise as well by night and early morning, giving rise to fog or mist formation.

Abu Dhabi on Thursday will have a temperature range of 14C-25C on Thursday with a one degree rise in the maximum temperature by Friday and Saturday. Dubai will have 15C-25C on Thursday and will increase to 16C to 26C by Friday, the maximum temperature further rising to 27C on Saturday.

Some internal and northern areas might have fog or mist while the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to fair.

Coastal areas and the islands will have more clouds in the night sky on Saturday.

Southeasterly to Northwesterly winds will be light to moderate, with speeds of 10km/h to 25km/h, with gusts reaching 35km/h, becoming Northwesterly by Saturday late night over the far west of the country.

Some areas may become hazy as dust may get suspended in the air with winds blowing at 25km/h to 35km/h, reaching 45km/h.

The sea will be slight to moderate becoming gradually rough by late night over the far west in the Arabian Gulf, and slight to moderate in the Oman Sea this weekend.

On Sunday and Monday, weathermen expect a significant drop in temperature, with a weak chance of some light rainfall over the northern part of the country by Sunday morning.

Some internal areas may become humid with a probability of fog or mist formation.

The other parts of the UAE will be partly cloudy and dusty in general due to fresh northwesterly wind at speeds of 25km/h to 35km/h, with gusts reaching 60km/h.

Strong winds will also make the Arabian Gulf rough to very rough and the Oman Sea moderate to rough by afternoon.