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02 December 2023

Sweltering winter ahead as mercury to reach 30°C

By Bindu Suresh Rai

A warm front sweeping across the UAE will see the mercury possibly hit 30°Celsius over the next few days, with chances of thunderstorms also looming in the horizon as this ‘unstable weather’ continues until Thursday.

The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, however, are quick to assure that summer isn’t here yet, calling this rise in temperatures a “systematic cycle” that can occur during this period.

The country has been experiencing rainfall these past two days, with a spokesperson from NCMS stating: “The UAE experienced light to moderate showers these past couple of days with the area of Sahel Salem in Dubai experiencing the most with 5.8mm of rainfall.”

Talking about the wet weather conditions continuing over the next few days, the spokesperson further stated: “The unstable weather will continues over the next two days, with a northwest weather pattern sweeping in from the Arabian Gulf. This will bring in more cloud cover and more rain over the North and East parts of the country, with possibilities of thunderstorms.”

Explaining the rise in temperatures, he added: “The temperatures will rise to a possible high of 30°Celsius but this warm weather will only affect us until Wednesday, by which we will experience the mercury to drop again by the evening by at least 4-5 degrees.”

However, residents of the UAE are being issued a marine warning due to the unpredictable weather resulting in rough seas, with the NCMS reporting waves of 7-8 feet in the Arabian Gulf waters.

Over the next few days, East and South Easterly winds will blow up dust in scattered areas, resulting in reduced visibility.

The good news, though, is for drivers who have been plagued by the foggy conditions this past week will have some respite with clear morning skies during their commute.

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