Weekend weather: Foggy, cloudy and humid

Residents of UAE are warned of low visibility conditions to continue over the weekend with fog and mist forecasted over scattered parts of the country.

Skies will be partly cloudy at times with convective clouds covering some eastern areas by afternoon on Saturday.

Relative humidity will increase during night and early morning over some of coastal and internal areas, with a chance of fog/mist formation especially westwards.

Temperature is expected to hover between 40-43 degree Celsius in internal areas with a minimum of 20-25 degree Celsius in mountainous areas.

EARLIER REPORT: Rains forecast

The spike in the humidity levels will make the weather sticky and hot, while those living in the eastern parts of the country will experience some respite with rain showers expected in Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Hatta and east of Al Ain.

Speaking to ‘Emirates 24|7’, a spokesperson for the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) stated commuters should take caution as Friday and Saturday morning could see visibility levels drop as low as the 50 metres that was experienced on Thursday.

The spokesperson said: “On Friday morning, residents out on the roads should remain alert as our forecast shows fog formation across scattered areas of the UAE, namely in the western inland areas of Madinat Zayed and Liwa, along with Al Ain and parts of Dubai.

“The coastal areas will also experience such conditions, with humidity levels expected to rise to 95 per cent in parts.”

However, in the eastern mountainous region of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, the rise of convective clouds will give away to showers by afternoon.

“Al Ain and Hatta will also see its share of rainfall over Friday,” the spokesperson further added. 

Meanwhile, those headed out to sea will experience light to moderate winds in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.

“But be warned, as the foggy, misty conditions will form once again late Friday night and continue to roll out over the western inland and coastal areas of Saturday,” the spokesperson further added.

The chance of rainfall on the last day of the weekend will be slim when compared to Friday, with some cloud cover embedded convective cells over eastern mountains.

The sea will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in Oman Sea.

However, the relative humidity will increase during night and early morning times over some coastal and internal areas, with a probability of fog and mist formation in the west on Sunday morning.

Over the past week, the UAE has experienced moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of the country, with hail reported on Sunday.

Areas in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairaj, especially Wadi Mamduh and Wadi Ajili have been overflowing with accumulated rainwater.

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