Stay away from beaches this weekend
The beaches at Jumeirah Beach Park, the Open Beach and Mamzar Park continue to remain open for holidaymakers and swimmers.
However, officials at the Open Beach told Emirates 24|7 that people should avoid unmanned beaches following the Met Department's warning to stay away from the country’s beaches for the next two days.
“Here, we are allowing people to get into the water, under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards. However, people should avoid getting into the water in any of the unmanned beaches in Dubai,” said Majdi Tag, senior lifeguard working with the Dubai Municipality.
Currently Dubai Municipality only covers beaches at three facilities in Dubai.
The National Center of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS) has asked people to stay away from the country’s beaches for the next two days.
With off-shore swells predicted to be as high as 14 feet and winds notching up 35 knots, the centre has said that the sea is definitely a no-go, not only for swimmers, but also for water sport enthusiasts, sailors and fishermen.
On Friday, maximum temperatures will be between 21 and 26°C along the coast and 28°C in the interior of the country. Minimum temperatures as low as 12°C can be expected in the early morning hours.
Normally that weather would be ideal for beach-goers, but the Met department has urged people to stay out of the water as a safety precaution.
High waves are being caused by a combination of high atmospheric pressure over the northern parts of Saudi Arabia and low atmospheric pressure over Iran.
Strong winds have also caused temperatures to drop.
Motorists have also been told to be ready for the probability of fog on Thursday morning.
Overall, the weather is going to stay dusty and windy.
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