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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Weather: Rain in Dubai and Sharjah as temperature falls to 7°C in UAE

Wintry conditions hit the UAE

Wintry conditions were reported around the UAE this morning. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Wintry conditions were reported around the UAE this morning. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Colder weather is expected across the UAE as temperatures hit lows of 7°C in the mountains, according to the National Centre of Meteorology.

As winter comes into full force across the country, clouds will be dominant on Monday with rain in Dubai and Sharjah shown on social media this morning.

Moderate to fresh winds inland may cause blowing dust over some exposed areas, increasing in strength at times over the sea. Speeds of north-westerly winds are expected to reach up to 45 km/h on the coast and 38 km/h in the mountains.

Temperature lows are expected to drop to 11°C internally and 12°C on the coast.

Humidity is likely to increase at night and in the early morning on Tuesday over some internal areas. It is estimated to reach 90 per cent inland with lows of 20 per cent in the mountains.

The Arabian Gulf is also expected to be rough to very rough at times and rough in the Oman Sea.

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