Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 February 2020

UAE weather: Dubai and Abu Dhabi set for sandstorms as temperatures plummet

Temperature unlikely to exceed 20°C in Abu Dhabi and 21°C in Dubai

Dubai is experiencing dusty and cloudy weather. Pawan Singh / The National
Dubai is experiencing dusty and cloudy weather. Pawan Singh / The National

The UAE is set for a cloudy, wet and chilly spell, with a chance of dust and sandstorms across the country for the rest of the week.

Tuesday is expected to be dusty and cold, with scattered rainfall and a “significant drop” in temperature, the UAE’s weather bureau said.

Temperatures will reach a high of 20°C on the coast and 22°C inland, said the National Centre of Meteorology. Fresh to strong winds over the Arabian Gulf are expected to result in wave heights of up to three metres, which will blow dust and sand over exposed areas.

Wednesday will be another cold and dusty day, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 16°C in the west, 18°C in Abu Dhabi and 19°C in Dubai. It could rain in the morning. Strong winds offshore will bring further dust and sandstorms inland.

Temperatures will climb a little on Thursday, reaching a high of 21°C in Abu Dhabi and 22°C in Dubai. But humidity will also rise overnight on Thursday and Friday, which could lead to mist and fog at the weekend and into Sunday.

Updated: February 12, 2020 08:52 AM

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