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Here's why it has been so cold in the UAE recently

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on February 13, 2020 | Last updated on February 13, 2020 at 05.19 am
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Weather expert shares insight.

UAE residents should brace for warm days as temperatures are expected to rise over the weekend. (Click here for detailed weather forecast)

Following some of the coldest days so far this month, it has been forecast that temperatures would rise to a maximum of 20-24 degrees Celsius from Thursday, February 13, through to Sunday, with winds dying down.

The minimum temperatures predicted over the coming days will be between 14-18 degrees Celsius.

On Wednesday, it was cold and windy in many parts of the country with temperatures dropping to as low as 5.2 degrees. The maximum temperature was 23.1 degrees Celsius, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).

The NCM warned about fresh southeasterly winds blowing dust and causing poor visibility over most part of the country on Wednesday.

Ali Al Hantoobi, a weather forecaster at the NCM, told Khaleej Times that the cold spell in many parts of the country over the recent days resulted from the strong northwesterly winds that descended to the UAE.

"The strong northwesterly winds had caused the significant drop in temperatures in many parts of the country," Al Hantoobi said on Wednesday evening.

"This is, however, normal during this period of the year. The temperatures are expected to rise over the coming days."

The sea will be moderate to rough in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea over the coming days.

Ismail Sebugwaawo

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