Sand storm, rain weather forecast for UAE

Sand storm, rain weather forecast for UAE

Abu Dhabi - Motorists advised to take all precautions against poor visibility levels.

By Wam

Published: Fri 23 Feb 2018, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 25 Feb 2018, 8:22 AM

The country is set for fluctuating weather patterns from today until Monday, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).

In a statement on Friday, the centre called on motorists to take all precautions against poor visibility levels resulting from sand and dust storms, and to stay away from water gatherings, especially those near the highlands.

On Saturday, the country will be under the effect of a Red Sea trough at the surface, accompanied by an upper trough with cold air mass from the north, resulting in a gradual increase in cloud amount with rainfall over coastal areas and the northern parts, especially at night.

The cold air mass is expected to intensify on Sunday causing unstable conditions to prevail over the country. Cloud amounts will continue to increase over scattered parts of the country and will be associated with convective clouds with different intensities of rainfall that may be thundery at times.

Weather continues to be cloudy to partly cloudy on Monday during the day with a continuation of rainfall over the northern and eastern parts of the country. The cloud amount will decrease gradually during the evening and night.

Southeasterly and northeasterly winds are expected to freshen during this period, becoming strong at times over the sea. - Wam

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