x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

UAE weather: Rain expected for 3rd consecutive day

Dubai and the north of the country had a second day of rain today, with more expected tomorrow morning.

DUBAI // After two days of rare cloudy and wet weather, forecasters are warning of more rainfall tomorrow.

Dubai and the north of the country had a second day of rain today, with more expected tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms are expected in some places.

"There has been continuous cloud covering the country," said a forecaster with the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology. "That will continue, with a chance of more rain and thunderstorms."

The forecaster said there was a risk of "moderate to heavy rain" between Al Ain and Dubai tomorrow.

"There is always a chance for more rain to the east of Dubai as well," he said.

The unusual summer weather has confounded residents as well as forecasters.

"Rain in Dubai in August. This whole sentence doesn't make sense," wrote one Twitter user, known as 'ammaro'.

Another, Rabab Khan, wrote: "Car wash gone to waste but SO worth it!"

The forecaster said fishermen should be careful if going out to sea, with waves of nearly 2 metres in some places.

"There are also high winds, which may also cause lower visibility because of causing dust to rise," he said. "We would urge people to take care on the roads."

A forecast for the Eid weekend was not available.

mcroucher@thenational.ae