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Thunderstorm forecast for Gulf region, more rain expected in UAE

Staff Reporter /Dubai
Filed on February 26, 2018
Thunderstorm forecast for Gulf region, more rain expected in UAE

(Photo by Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times)

The rain will reappear on Thursday and Friday with heavy clouds covering almost all seven emirates.

Residents across the country were forced to dust off their raincoats on Sunday as the weather took an unexpected turn for the worse.

As heavy rains lashed most parts of the country during the morning hours, residents experienced only short intervals of rest bite from the wet weather as it continued to pour throughout the day.

Speaking to Khaleej Times on Sunday, a weather forecaster from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said the gloomy weather is set to continue until Friday.

"The unstable weather the UAE is experiencing is not isolated to one area. It has affected most parts of the country including internal, external and northern areas. The rain will continue to lash the emirates until Monday (today) morning."

Thunderstorms are set to hit the Gulf region over the next two days - Tuesday and Wednesday - including parts of UAE.

With rain scattered across most parts of the UAE on Sunday, the rain will clear over most parts by the afternoon today, with only a small chance of rain.

"It will only rain over the eastern areas of the country in the afternoon but cloud cover will continue to remain across most areas," he said.

The rain will reappear on Thursday and Friday with heavy clouds covering almost all seven emirates.

Despite the wet and miserable weather that has been forecast for the next few days, residents across the country seem to be welcoming it with open arms.

Taking to Twitter, @FatimaAltaf77 wrote: "Raindrops keep falling on my head.And it's raining in Dubai! Well, drizzling actually...#Rain #Dubai #UAE."

While @JESUBLN said: "Raining in Dubai. Enjoy the awesome weather #rain #Dubai.".
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Drive with caution

A spokesperson of National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said that moderate to fresh winds will blow more strongly at times throughout the next few days, potentially stirring up dust and sand.

These fresh winds will reduce visibility across most parts of the emirates until the end of the week, and motorists are being warned to drive with caution.

"Visibility will be reduced due to dusting winds and the sea will be rough and will remain that way for the next three to four days."

On Monday, temperatures will reach highs of between 22-27 degrees by mid afternoon.





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