Eid Al Adha weekend in UAE: Rains expected on all 4 days of break

Thunder, lightning forecast with a drop in temperatures on Sunday


Ismail Sebugwaawo


Sahim Salim

Published: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 1:04 PM

Last updated: Thu 7 Jul 2022, 4:10 PM

Good news, UAE! The heavens are likely to open up with rains during the Eid Al Adha break. Showers have been forecast for all four days of the extended weekend.

UAE residents will enjoy a four-day weekend as the country celebrates Eid Al Adha. The break is from Friday, July 8, till Monday, July 11.

UAE residents can expect a hot and cloudy weather with chances of rain during the holiday, according to forecasters.

“There will be a significant fall in temperatures on Sunday … Clouds will continue to cover the country from the East, with some convective and rainy, associated with thunder and lightning at times,” said the NCM in a statement issued to Khaleej Times.

“The weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy in general, with different intensities of rainfall over scattered areas of the country from time to time.”

Temperatures have come down further today after a dip yesterday. Showers are expected over internal, coastal, eastern and southern areas. Winds with top speeds of 40kmph are expected to kick up dust.

The sea will generally be slight to moderate, becoming rough at times, especially with convective clouds in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.

Today marked the third straight day that the UAE received rains, with the NCM reporting light rains in Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

Some parts of Abu Dhabi and Dubai saw heavy to moderate rains on Wednesday and Tuesday. A video shared yesterday by social media handle Storm Centre showed a road in Abu Dhabi flooded:


An NCM official had earlier told Khaleej Times that UAE could see up to three days of rainfall a week during summer. The weather forecaster said summer rains are not uncommon in the country as it experiences monsoon low pressure from India.

Additionally, the country uses cloud seeding to enhance rains.

"Cloud seeding operations can prove efficient due to the formation of the convective clouds that could trigger more rainfall," he had said.

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