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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

Wet weekend ahead with 'unstable weather' expected on Sunday

Showers will pick up on Saturday as heavy cloud blankets the country

Light rain is expected across the country this weekend. Pawan Singh / The National
Light rain is expected across the country this weekend. Pawan Singh / The National

Residents planning outdoor activities this weekend may want to rethink their options with forecasters saying the country could be in for some wet weather.

On Thursday, the National Centre of Meteorology said there was a chance rain would fall in the Western areas of Abu Dhabi with cloudly skies threatening showers in the northern emirates.

Clouds will continue to gather in the north of the country on Friday with more rain expected. Winds are expected to be light to moderate at times, with speeds as high as 40 kph over the sea.

Showers will pick up on Saturday as heavy cloud blankets the country, particularly on the coast and in northern areas where rain is expected into the evening.

Moderately strong winds will keep temperatures cool but pick up dust, causing slight haze. Wind speeds will vary between 20 and 35 kph, peaking at 45 kph over the sea - which will be moderate to rough.

Sunday will bear the brunt of the heaviest rain expected over the next few days with forecasters warning of "unstable weather".

Heavy cloud will gather in scattered areas across the country as reasonably strong winds whip up dust at times.

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