UAE Weather: More rainfall expected today, but mercury to soar - Emirates24|7

UAE Weather: More rainfall expected today, but mercury to soar

Even as the UAE Met office called this weather pattern a 'normal occurrence', many residents ‎were surprised with the summer rain that swept across the eastern part of the country on Tuesday.

There's more wet weather forecast on the horizon.

The UAE's National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said more rainfall was likely on Wednesday, particularly along Al Hajjar mountain range and parts of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

However, those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other internal areas be prepared to sweat as the Mercury saw a five-degree spike in the past 48 hours, bringing the temperatures just shy of 50 degrees Celsius.

Speaking to 'Emirates24|7', an NCMS spokesperson said: "There are two distinct weather patterns we are seeing.

“In the eastern part of the country, the mountains are playing a key role in the creation of cumulus clouds, fuelled by the easterly winds from the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.

"The rise in humidity creates moisture in air, which leads further to cloud formation over mountains.

"The Oman side of Al Hajjar mountains are experiencing this and so is the UAE."

The continuous easterly flow of wind should give rise to further rain clouds in such a pattern, with NCMS saying Wednesday should remain rainy in areas such as Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Kalba, Masafi and other surrounding areas.

For the rest of the UAE, the spokesperson said: "The country is experiencing a spike in temperatures; we recorded a two-degree increase on Monday and a further three-degree increase on Tuesday.

"Temperatures could reach up to 49 degrees Celsius over the next few days."

While the rest of the country basks in the summer sun, images and videos on social media confirmed that the road between Kalba and Al Shawka, Ras Al Khaimah, was particularly affected by rain.
 

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