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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Chance of rain for eastern, southern areas

Temperatures remain steady in the mid to high 40s

A sunny day at Abu Dhabi's Corniche. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
A sunny day at Abu Dhabi's Corniche. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Afternoon rainfall may be on the cards in some areas due to convective clouds expected to form over the eastern and southern areas of the country today.

Temperatures in the interior will reach highs of 45 to 49C and will be a few degrees cooler along the coast, ranging from 42 to 47C. Mountain areas will experience more pleasant highs of between 30 and 39C.

Slight to moderate winds will reach speeds of between 15 and 30kph, freshening at times to 35kph by afternoon, potentially leading to blowing dust and sand over exposed areas. Conditions in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea will be moderate.

The lowest temperature recorded over the country this morning was 25C at Jebel Jais mountain in Ras Al Khaimah at 5:15am.