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02 March 2024

UAE wet weather alert: More rain forecast with low visibility

By Bindu Suresh Rai

Rainy conditions may continue for another 48 hours according to UAE forecasters, with temperatures expected to dip by 5°Celsius in internal areas.

Meanwhile, the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) and the Abu Dhabi Police have also warned of low visibility due to fog formation in different parts of the capital and highways, warning motorists to take extra caution.

Speaking to Emirates 24|7, a spokesperson from the NCMS said: “Due to a weather front moving in from the Arabian Gulf, we will see more cloud cover over the next 48 hours, with chances of light to moderate showers scattered over parts of the UAE, especially the northern and eastern parts.

“The country witnessed heavy showers in areas on Sunday, with Abu Dhabi and Fujairah recording the most rainfall, followed by Sharjah.”
He continued: “The rainfall is also cooling down the weather, which will dip by another 5°C, bringing the temperatures to as low as 8°C in the mountains, while the internal areas will drop to less than 20°C.”

The wind speed is expected to accelerate, raising dust and reducing visibility in open areas, with the Abu Dhabi police reporting foggy conditions in the capital around midnight.

The NCMS has also issued a marine warning, with rough seas in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, warning fishermen to take caution.

On Sunday, the UAE woke up to heavy rains causing waterlogging in many areas, along with several accidents and bringing traffic to a near gridlock in many parts, including Emirates Road, Sheikh Zayed Road and the Discovery Gardens community.


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