x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Weekend to be 'hot to very hot'

ABU DHABI // Temperatures in the UAE are expected to stay in the 40s this weekend, the forecaster on duty at the Dubai International Airport said yesterday. "It will be very hot during the day and very warm at night," he said. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology said it expected "hot to very hot weather". Dusty conditions are expected as the wind blows in from over the Empty Quarter, picking up airborne sand particles and reducing visibility. Yesterday morning in Jebel Ali, visibility was down to 500 metres. This would continue over the weekend, said the Dubai airport forecaster.

"There will be windy mornings with a lot of dust and [as the wind subsides] fine visibility of eight to 10km in the afternoon," he said. * The National