Wet weather expected across UAE
DUBAI // Wet weather with rain, lightning and strong winds were likely across the country over the weekend as part of a warning issued by the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology
The rains brought some respite to Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and other parts of the UAE on Friday with showers during the early part of the day.
“Rain, thunder clouds associated with lightning and thunder with fresh to strong winds at times blowing dust and sand over exposed areas will cause poor visibility,” said an NCMS warning about unstable weather over the next two days.
Cloud cover would increase over the country with rain of differing intensity over the islands, different section of Abu Dhabi, Liwa, Al Ain and some areas of the Northern Emirates, the centre said.
The strong winds would result in very rough seas in the Arabian Gulf and Oman sea.
The forecast for Saturday was partly cloudy and dusty with cloud cover increasing early in the day and strong winds over the sea causing dusty conditions and reduced visibility.
A drop in temperature was also forecast for Saturday and Sunday.
The lowest temperature in the country of 11.3°C was recorded over the Jais mountains early on Friday.
Temperatures on Friday ranged from 19 to 32°C along the coast, 12 to 25°C in the mountains and 18 to 35°C in the interior regions.
The average minimum temperature this month would be between 20-22°C, the centre forecast.
Updated: April 15, 2016 04:00 AM