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24 April 2024

UAE weather alert: Rain hits Dubai

By Wam

Unsettled weather continues to grip the UAE.

After a day that mostly stayed heavily overcast, rain began to fall towards the evening across Dubai and pockets of rain continued well into Sunday morning.

Morotists have been put on a slippery roads and low visibility alert by Dubai Police.

According to the NCMS moderate to fresh winds in general likely to kick up dust and reduce visibility.

The seas will be rough.

Earlier report: Significant drop in temperature over the next few days

Weather is likely to be unstable over the next few days with medium to heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas expected in the UAE.

The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology, (NCMS) has warned and advised the public from going to the sea in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman due to unstable weather conditions.

The NCMS has also advised the drivers to take caution on the roads while driving due to the poor visibility caused by the  blowing dust/sand on the exposed areas. "The drivers should avoid places associated with run-off floods and flooded valleys during the rainfall," the center said in its weather forecast for the next three days.

The weather will be partly cloudy and dusty over some areas, and the cloud amount will increase especially over the coastal areas, the islands, and the northern areas, according to the center.

Further cloud development will occur during night. Wind speeds will be moderate and freshening at times especially during cloud activities causing blowing dust/sand. Sea will be rough in general.

Weather is expected to be unstable on Saturday and Sunday as the cloud amount will continue to increase over scattered areas, especially over the northern and the coastal areas associated with rainfall activities, a significant fall in daytime temperatures.

Moderate to fresh winds becoming strong at times with cloud activities causing blowing dust/sand affecting and reducing the horizontal visibility at times. Sea is likely to be rough to very rough in general.

On Monday, the weather will be cloudy to partly cloudy with a probability of rain especially over the northern and eastern areas during the daytime. The clouds amount will start to decrease gradually by afternoon. Slight fall is likely in temperatures. It’s forecast that the UAE will witness moderate north westerly winds by night. Sea will be rough becoming moderate gradually by evening and night.