x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Hazy conditions expected in UAE as winds kick up dust

Expect slight haze in the Emirates as winds stir up sand, warn UAE weather forecasters.

ABU DHABI// Hazy conditions are expected in the morning as southeasterly winds kick up dust.

It is expected to clear up in the afternoon when it switches to northwesterly winds of 10 to 15 knots, or between 18.5 to 28 kph, with partly cloudy skies, according to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).

Temperatures will rise to a high of 34°C during the day, and drop to 21°C at night.

Humidity is expected to reach 80 per cent in the morning.

Weather forecasters say there will be a brief respite when humidity drops drastically in the afternoon, but it is expected to rise again to 80 per cent in the evening.

Light showers are expected in parts of the country on Thursday.