x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

UAE weather forecast: Increased clouds and scattered rain

A spokesman for the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said there will be no respite over the next few days from the unstable weather.

ABU DHABI // Heavy rain continued to fall today, and further unsettled weather is predicted for the coming days.

Downpours in Abu Dhabi and Dubai created hazardous conditions for drivers with traffic slowing to a crawl in many areas.

A spokesman for the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said there will be little respite over the next few days.

"Due to the clouds that have moved from the centre and south of Saudi Arabia to the UAE, this unstable weather will continue for the next three days at least," he said yesterday.

"There will be increased clouds and scattered rain. Winds will be moderate to fresh and, in some cases, blowing dust particles, which may reduce visibility."

Motorists are being reminded to take care and swimmers at the beach should avoid rough seas.

The weekend's wet weather followed several rainy days already recorded this year.

Just last Monday, rain, thunder and strong winds prompted a weather alert.

The first weekend of this month also saw wild weather, with shopping centres flooded, trees uprooted and roads pooled with water after and heavy rains, thunder and lightning hit the country.

It led to several road accidents - some fatal - across the UAE.

February and March were also affected by unsettled weather.

 

jbell@thenational.ae