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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 March 2019

UAE rain: Windy weekend across the country

The long cool spell continues but there's no sun in sight for sunbathers

The country is set to enjoy a windy and wet weekend as the long cool winter continues.

Forecasters said to expect lows of 16C in the coastal cities and 8C in the mountains.

Winds of up to 55kph on Friday and 45kph on Saturday are also expected, the National Centre of Meterology said in its five-day bulletin.

Looking ahead, the next few days will be cloudy with fresh winds.

In the early hours of Friday, residents reported hail falling on parts of Dubai followed by a wintery deluge of rain.

This year has seen much cooler temperatures than usual - Wednesday was 6C cooler than the same day, March 13, last year.

The cool conditions will also come as a relief to teams competing in the Special Olympics World Games, which gets under way on Friday.

Updated: March 15, 2019 03:40 PM

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