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UAE weather: Temperature dips to below 0°C

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on January 9, 2021

(KT file)

NCM issues weather forecast for coming two days.

Folks, get your snow gear out, it's getting cold in the UAE!

For the first time this winter season, the temperature has dipped below zero degrees Celsius.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), the temperature dipped to "2°C below zero" at 5.15am on Saturday. The sub-zero temperature was recorded in Al Ain's Raknah.

Also read: 7 must-visit 'coolest' places in UAE this winter

The same area had recorded 1.9°C last week.

This is not the first time UAE temperatures have dipped to below 0°C. In previous years, the country has recorded freezing temperatures, with some parts being blanketed by sheets of hail.

A snowman made out of hail had gone viral in 2019.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) forecasts weather over the coming two days to be fair and partly cloudy and humid over internal areas in general.

Following is a detailed weather forecast issued by the NCM on Friday night for the coming two days:

Saturday: Fair to partly cloudy in general and cold at night and by early morning especially over internal areas and mountains.

Light to moderate northeasterly to easterly in general, freshening at times especially over sea northward, with speed 15 - 30kmph, reaching 40kmph.

The temperature is set to drop to a low of 2°C in the mountains.

The sea will be moderate and rough at times by morning in the Arabian Gulf northward and slight to moderate in the Oman Sea.

Sunday: Fair to partly cloudy in general and cold at night and by early morning especially over internal areas and mountains.

The wind will be light to moderate northeasterly in general, freshening at times northward, with speed 15 - 25kmph, reaching 35kmph.

The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.





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