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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

UAE weather: Choppy waters around the Emirates

Forecasters urge caution out on the seas

The National Center of Meteorology has warned of rough seas. Sammy Dallal / The National
The National Center of Meteorology has warned of rough seas. Sammy Dallal / The National

Strong winds and rough seas are predicted over the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman on Friday.

Forecaster warned seafarers to be cautious if they are undertaking any maritime activity. Wave height was not disclosed by The National Centre of Meteorology.

For landlubbers, the weather is expected to be fair to partly cloudy, with light to moderate winds reaching up to 36 kph on the interior areas. Fresh winds are expected to whip up dust, especially over exposed areas.

Humidity levels will increase at night and in the early morning. It is expected to reach 80 per cent inland and 85 per cent along the coast.

Temperatures are expected to range between 24°C and 42°C inland, 24°C to 37°C along the coast and 20°C to 33°C in the mountains.

The lowest temperature recorded this morning was 18.7°C on Jebel Jais at 6am, 19.2°C in Damtha, and 19.5°C in Raknah.