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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Chilly start to the weekend for UAE residents

The National Centre of Meteorology said the mercury will rising by about 5°C to 11°C, making the highest day temperature about 28°C in interior regions.

A chilly weekend ahead in the UAE
A chilly weekend ahead in the UAE

Weather forecasters have predicted a chilly weekend across the UAE.

Lows of 14°C were reported in Al Sufouh area in Dubai on Friday morning. The weather centre said temperatures had dropped to lows of 8°C in the mountainous areas.

The National Centre of Meteorology said the mercury will rise by up to 11°C, making the highest day temperature about 28°C in interior regions.

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The foggy and misty weather is set to continue in parts of the interior of the country with visibility dipping to less than 500 meters, according to NCMS.

Fog was reported over the capital's Airport, Al Bateen Airport and other areas of Abu Dhabi.

The skies will be partly cloudy at times. Clouds will increase over northern and eastern areas, as well as the islands. Winds are expected to reach up to 28kph across interior regions and 32kph in mountainous areas, forecasters said.

Humidity levels may reach a high of 95 per cent in the interior and along the coast. Temperatures will range from 5°C to 28°C in the interior regions,08°C to 18°C in mountainous areas.

Seas will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and may become rough at times. It will be slight to moderate in the Sea of Oman.