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05 March 2024

Weekend weather in UAE: strong winds

By Bindu Rai
The UAE is bracing itself for another weekend of unstable weather, with the forecast bringing in possible chance of rain, coupled with strong winds and a dip in the Mercury.
As residents brace themselves for the first weekend in March, spring showers are likely expected on Friday according to the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).
However, the wet weather is not likely to stay, with  moderate to fresh northwesterly winds, strong at times over the sea, will cause blowing dust and haze over parts of the country and reduce visibility over open areas.
The partly cloudy weather, though, will result in another fall in temperature, bringing forth a welcome respite from the brief spike over the past few days; according to the NCMS, the lowest temperature recorded over the country On Thursday morning was 9.9 °C in Jabal Jais at 5am.
The weather is expected to continue in a similar pattern on Saturday, with the relative humidity expected to increase over the night and giving rise to fog late night and early morning over certain areas, especially to the west of UAE.
Meanwhile, the NCMS has also issued a red alert to residents, warning them to avoid deep sea and low lying coastal areas due to marine instability.
The sea is forecasted to be very rough in the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea over Friday and Saturday, with strong winds and high waves expected.