x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 14 December 2017

UAE weather: Chance of rain, strong winds over the weekend

Temperatures are expected to drop after tomorrow

A chance of rainfall on the coast and northern areas with moderate to strong northwesterly winds will cause blowing dust with poor visibility over exposed areas and a rough to very rough sea in the Arabian Gulf. Pawan Singh / The National
A chance of rainfall on the coast and northern areas with moderate to strong northwesterly winds will cause blowing dust with poor visibility over exposed areas and a rough to very rough sea in the Arabian Gulf. Pawan Singh / The National

The weather will remain fair to partly cloudy across the country with a chance of rainfall, according to the National Centre of Meteorology on Wednesday.

Low clouds are expected to increase over some areas, becoming thicker at times especially over western coasts and islands with probability of some rainfall, it said.

Wind speeds are forecast to be light to moderate in general, freshening at times with some clouds, and reaching up to 40 kilometres an hour on the coast, internal areas and in the mountains.

Humidity will increase at night and early tomorrow morning over some internal areas and the sea is expected to be moderate to rough at times in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in Oman Sea.

Temperatures will reach highs of 31°C internally and lows of 8°C in the mountains with humidity peaking at 90 per cent in the internal areas and dropping to 20 per cent in the mountains and internally.

The weather will get cooler over the weekend with an expected drop in temperatures and potential haze at times, the centre added. Clouds will increase over scattered areas with a chance of rainfall on the coast and northern areas with fresh to strong northwesterly winds, especially over the sea.

This will cause blowing dust with poor visibility over exposed areas and a rough to very rough sea in the Arabian Gulf.