x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Rain, wind ? and it'll be a wet weekend

Winds of up to 60kph blew across western parts of the country yesterday, with more of the same predicted for today.

ABU DHABI // Winds of up to 60kph blew across western parts of the country yesterday, with more of the same predicted for today. "We have a small scale of low pressure, causing the wind to accelerate at times," said a forecaster at the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). The NCMS forecast cloudy weather with a chance of light rain over scattered areas today. Some areas have seen light rain in the past two days.

Seas could become rough at times with wave heights of almost three metres offshore. It will be cloudy until Saturday with a possibility of a few drops of rain over the weekend, said Warda al Yasei, the duty forecaster at the meteorological forecast office at Abu Dhabi airport. "We have observed lots of medium and high level clouds moving overhead and there is a chance of thunderstorms and rain over the west of the UAE and the Gulf waters," she said. "It will be slightly cooler today and until the weekend."

The minimum temperature will be mid to upper 20s, while the maximum will be in the low 30s. "It will not be comfortable for any outdoor activities," said Ms Yasei. "Over the weekend, we expect light rain in some places." rruiz@thenational.ae