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17 April 2024

Weather Situation over the UAE from Friday 22 March to Tuesday 26 March 2024

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By E247

 National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has anticipated a change in weather conditions as a deepening upper-air trough brings scattered showers and strong winds starting this Sunday.

In an advisory tonight, NCM forecasts an increase in cloud cover with the potential for light to moderate rainfall. There is a chance of heavier downpours with intervals of lightning and thunder, leading to a noticeable drop in temperatures.

While the rain is expected to ease by Tuesday evening, the report warned against potential hazards.

Strong winds are also anticipated, shifting from south-easterly to north-easterly and eventually northwesterly. These winds, described as moderate to fresh and potentially reaching strong gusts, could cause blowing dust and sand storms, significantly reducing visibility on the roads.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution and be aware of changing weather conditions.

The impact will be felt at sea as well, with the Arabian Gulf experiencing light to moderate waves that could become rough to very rough at times, particularly during periods of heavy cloud cover. The Oman Sea can also expect rough seas, especially in areas with convective clouds.

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Weather Sitoution over the UAE from Friday 22 March to Tuesday 26 March 2024

The Situation: light to Moderate

The country is affected by a surface low-pressure system extending from the Southwest, associated with a humid Southeasterly wind accompanied by an upper air low pressure from the Northwest with a flow of different amounts of clouds from the west and southwest. 

The weather for Friday and Saturday:
Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with a chance of light and moderate rainfall over scattered areas.

The weather from Sunday to Tuesday:
Due to the deepening of the upper-air trough, the amount of clouds increases over scattered areas accompanied by light to moderate rainfall over scattered areas, which will be heavy at times at intervals, with lightning and thunder at times, and a decrease in temperature. Cloud amounts will gradually decrease from Tuesday evening.

Wind:
Southeasterly to northeasterly, becoming northwesterly, moderate to fresh and strong at times especially with clouds causing blowing dust and sand reducing the horizontal visibility.

Sea: Light to moderate, becoming rough to very rough at times from Sunday in the Arabian Gulf and rough at times in the Oman sea, especially with convective clouds.