Motorists beware: Dust, sand to blow across UAE

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, has warned drivers to exercise caution, reduce speed, and leave enough distance between vehicles due to sandy and dusty winds expected in some parts of the country.

In its statement, the NCMS said that that the weather on Friday is hot to very hot weather in general, partly cloudy and hazy at times. The amount of clouds will increase over some eastern and southern areas, becoming convective at times by afternoon, and may associate with rainfall.

"Light to moderate winds in general, freshening at times, causing blowing dust and sand over the exposed areas. The relative humidity will increase during night and early morning over some coastal and internal areas, especially toward west. Sea will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea," the statement added.

The statement added that on Saturday and Sunday, the conditions are likely to be the same.