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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

UAE Weather: Dust levels to rise sharply leaving allergy sufferers frustrated

Residents have seen a relatively cool September but fine particles have left some residents sneezing and irritated

Dust blown in from the desert exacerbates problems for people with allergies.. Sarah Dea / The National
Dust blown in from the desert exacerbates problems for people with allergies.. Sarah Dea / The National

Allergy sufferers in the UAE can expect to feel irritation in the coming days as dust levels rise sharply.

Global forecaster AccuWeather placed the dust and dander levels at "extreme" for the coming week.

The conditions are otherwise relatively cool for September with humidity levels much lower than expected.

Humidity measured about 22 per cent at midday in Dubai on Friday.

The UAE's national NCM weather centre forecast temperatures as low as 33C.

But it warned there may be mist and fog in the coming days in the early morning.

Areas covered by fog on Friday morning include Madinat Zayed, Al Ros and its surrounding area. Forecasters urged drivers to be on alert.

Otherwise, fair and partly cloudy conditions are set to continue. Morning temperatures reached 34C in Abu Dhabi, 38 per cent relative humidity.

Humidity levels will rise overnight and during the early morning hours over some coastal and internal areas.

Raknah, Jebel Jais, Damtha, Umm Al Quwain, Al Wathba registered the lowest temperatures on Friday. The lowest temperature recorded was 23.9°C in Raknah on Friday at 5am.

The seas will be relatively calm over the next few days.