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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 27 March 2019

UAE weather: More wind and rain as police remind motorists of 80kph limit

Reduced speed requirement comes into play in times of extreme weather

Cloudy conditions are set to persist across the UAE. Reem Mohammed / The National
Cloudy conditions are set to persist across the UAE. Reem Mohammed / The National

The winds that whipped up dust clouds and churned the seas of the Arabian Gulf over the weekend are with us for another few days at least.

Strong north-westerly winds that have coursed through the UAE could on Monday reach speeds of 35 kilometres per hour, the National Centre of Meteorology warned.

Forecasters also cautioned that conditions could be worse at sea with winds of up to 45kph.

Rain, gusts and thunder have hit the country over the past two days, prompting Abu Dhabi Police to remind motorists that a speed limit of 80kph applies in times of extreme weather.

These conditions extend to sand storms and fog and police told drivers to leave a safe distance between cars and avoid sudden braking on wet roads.

Meanwhile, temperatures will slightly increase on Monday with highs of 25°C forecast in some areas, while it could sink as low as 5°C in the mountains.

A similar pattern is expected over the next few days, with strong winds, dust clouds and even rain forecast.

Updated: March 4, 2019 10:09 AM

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