Watch: Dusty, rainy weather to continue across UAE

Web Team/Dubai
Filed on February 18, 2017 | Last updated on February 18, 2017 at 07.15 am
Watch: Dusty, rainy weather to continue across UAE


Wet roads in Al Quoz
(Keith Pereña)

A lady walks in Downtown Dubai during the rain.
(Dhes Handumon)

Motorists are advised to drive carefully along wet roads

UAE woke up to heavy rains on Saturday morning, accompanied with lightning and thunderstorms over Abu Dhabi, Bateen and Khalifa A - local met department, NCMS reported.

The National Centre of Meterology and Seismology has issued multiple rain warnings earlier in the day. Light to heavy rainfall occurred in the emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.


Today's rainfall can be attributed to the dust storm that the country experienced on Friday, according to forecasts.

According to the NCMS, cloud amount will decrease gradually with some rainfall during the day.

Fresh northwesterly winds in general, strong at times over the sea and the exposed areas, causing blowing dust/sand with poor visibility at times with significant fall of temperatures.

Sea will be rough to very rough in the Arabian Gulf and rough in Oman Sea.

In the video below, roads in Dubai are particularly slippery due to the rainfall late last night. Motorists are advised to drive carefully.

Video by: KT staff

Rain was also accompanied by strong winds in the capital, Abu Dhabi.

Majority of UAE roads are extremely wet today and motorists are advised to drive slowly to avoid any accidents on the road. Residents heading to work should take their umbrellas and be wary of strong winds throughout the day.

In today's weather forecast, the NCMS has informed that clouds will decrease throughout the day. Rain can be expected to occur during the day.

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