Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 June 2019

UAE weather: police warn motorists as gusts whip up dust clouds

Winds could reach 45kph per hour at times

Strong winds will cause blowing dust storms and reduce visibility on Saturday. The National
Strong winds will cause blowing dust storms and reduce visibility on Saturday. The National

High winds, dust clouds and rain have been forecast across the UAE over the next couple of days.

Forecasters and police have warned motorists and travellers of reduced visibility across the UAE's roads.

The warning came as 45kph gusts caused poor visibility in many areas of the UAE on Saturday.

Dubai Police warned that southerly winds were whipping up dust clouds and causing difficult conditions. The weather could also increase the risk of respiratory problems for anyone spending time outside.

Unsettled conditions are also expected to persist into Sunday, with rain forecast over the next 48 hours.

The National Centre of Meteorology also warned people of reduced visibility, down to 1,500 metres in some areas.

The seas will also be rough on Saturday, with light rain showers are expected along coastal areas, as temperatures struggle to climb above 22C.

Updated: February 16, 2019 01:06 PM

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