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UAE gets ready for rain...

By Wam

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has predicted that it will on Friday in the UAE northern region.

It also forecast that strong winds coming from North Saudi Arabia will substantially bring down the temperature on Friday and also raise dust reducing the visibility especially over the inland area.

NCMS advised drivers to take precaution on roads against poor visibility. It also cautioned seafarers against rough to very rough sea.

Due to the surface pressure system effect (Red Sea Trough), the country witnessed a remarkable increase in temperatures on Wednesday ranged between 5-7 degrees, NCMS said.

The maximum temperature recorded was 30.1 degrees Celsius at Al Jazeera B.G while the extreme maximum air temperature from the historical climatic data shows36 degrees Celsius recorded on 1991 at Asab, located to the western interior region.

This surface pressure system accelerated the south and southeasterly surface wind came from a warm source, that raise the dust and sand, especially over the western regions, reduced the horizontal visibility over some regions. The horizontal visibility on wednesay was less than 1,000 meters in some areas, such as Al Dhafra as well as to 2,000 meters over Dalma and Liwa due to accompanied active and strong winds, that exceeded 60 km/h at times over some western areas specifically at Ghuwaifat.

The effect of this low pressure is expected to continue on Thursday. It will be accompanied with strong south-easterly wind especially over the interior and open regions arising sand and dust, reducing the horizontal visibility just before noontime in determine, NCMS said in an emailed press release.

As a result, the high pressure extension coming from the north of Saudi Arabia expected to affect the country on Thursday to accelerate the northwesterly winds to become strong over the sea in the evening and night of Thursday, over the western coast in particular. This strong wind will then extend gradually to the rest areas, causing a substantial decrease on temperature on Friday.

This wind will raise the dust especially over the inland areas, and to generate sea waves above 8-10 feet. Because of the coincidence of this wind with the extension of cold air mass in the middle and upper layers of the atmosphere, the clouds will gradually accumulate and increase in amount over the islands and the northern areas with a chance of some rain over the northern region especially at night on Thursday and Friday morning.