Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 15 December 2019

UAE weather: temperatures sink as a chilly mid-winter approaches

Forecasters also warn more rain could hit the UAE during the week

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2019. UAE weather: rainfall and storms arrive at downtown Abu Dhabi. -- Abu Dhabi residents cross the intersection of Hazza Bin Zayed The First St. and Sultan Bin Zayed The First St. during a rain shower. Victor Besa / The National Section: NA Reporter:
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 20, 2019. UAE weather: rainfall and storms arrive at downtown Abu Dhabi. -- Abu Dhabi residents cross the intersection of Hazza Bin Zayed The First St. and Sultan Bin Zayed The First St. during a rain shower. Victor Besa / The National Section: NA Reporter:

UAE temperatures have sunk as low 5°C on Saturday as the country enters the winter season.

The National Centre of Meteorolgy said the coldest temperature recorded overnight was 5.5°C at Jebel Jais.

It also warned that some areas in the east could expect more rain this week following last week's storms and floods.

A low-pressure system is circulating over the country and the NCM also cautioned of overcast skies, rough seas and rain.

Maxiumum temperatures could reach 29°C on Saturday, while winds may hit 40kph.

The past few weeks have seen a series of seasonal storms and floods.

All schools closed on Wednesday because of storms systems passing over the country with the Northern Emirates worst hit.

Updated: November 23, 2019 09:27 AM

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