Heavy sandstorms brought in by northwesterly winds.
Sandstorms cut visibility to just 500 metres
ABU DHABI // Heavy sandstorms brought in by northwesterly winds cut visibility down to just 500 metres in Al Gharbia today, with visibility of about 1,500m in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology said the shamal would die down tomorrow but rough sea conditions would continue until Sunday.
Waves reached two metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Wind speeds reached 21 knots.