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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

UAE weather: NCM warns of strong winds, rough seas

Offshore waves expected to swell up to 12 feet

The Kite Beach area in Jumeirah, Dubai. Residents are warned of high winds today. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
The Kite Beach area in Jumeirah, Dubai. Residents are warned of high winds today. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

The National Center of Meteorology issued an advisory cautioning the public against strong winds and rough seas that will push waves in the Arabian Gulf to a height of eight to 12 feet offshore on Monday.

The warning is in effect until Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, on land, north-westerly wind speeds are expected to reach between 20 to 30km/h, with gusts up to 45km/h.

Windy conditions will be accompanied by falling temperatures and fair to partly cloudy skies, according to the NCM.

Highs will reach between 20°C and 24°C along the coast, 22°C to 26°C in the interior and 15°C to 20°C in the mountains.

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