Al Ain lashed by strong duststorm

AL AIN — A strong dust storm lashed Al Ain yesterday covering the whole city in sand and dust.

By Lana Mahdi (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Mon 14 Apr 2008, 9:23 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:49 PM

The dust storm, which took the residents by surprise, descended early morning and continued till late in the evening.

According to a Met official, the dusty winds sweeping the city and its vicinity resulted in the visibility dropping to two metres.

While the maximum temperature hovered at around 34C, the minimum dropped to 21 C.

A day before on Saturday, the maximum temperature was measured at 38Cand the minimum at 24C.

The Met official added that the wind blew from the north and the northwest directions at 37 kilometre/h.

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