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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

UAE weather: Winds whip up sand, lower visibility 

Interior areas of the country will be affected by dusty, cloudy conditions over the next two days

A hot and dusty day in Sharjah on Jul 14, 2017. Pawan Singh / The National
A hot and dusty day in Sharjah on Jul 14, 2017. Pawan Singh / The National

Dusty weather with reduced visibility due to winds blowing dust over several areas in the country has been forecast throughout the weekend.

Poor visibility of less than 2,000metres was predicted by the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology on Friday.

Fresh winds causing dust to blow over several areas including interior regions and exposed areas of the country, the centre said.

Fresh wind and rough sea were also forecast in the Oman Sea on Friday until Saturday evening.

The hazy and cloudy weather conditions would continue for two days with rainfall likely in some areas on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Humidity would increase at night and in the early morning over the coast and internal areas.

Temperatures would stay at a maximum of between 49°C and 42°C in interior areas, range between 39°C and 47°C in coastal areas and between 31°C and 40°C in the mountains.

Humidity levels could go up to between 60 to 80 per cent across the coast, 55 to 70 per cent in the interior regions and 30 to 60 in the mountains.

The lowest temperature in the country was 23.1°C recorded early on Friday.