Eid Al Fitr in UAE: Rain or shine? Know how the weather could be in the holidays

As Ramadan 2024 ends, it is also the time when the country is transitioning from mild spring weather to warmer days

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Sharjah Al Noor mosque. Photo: Shihab
Sharjah Al Noor mosque. Photo: Shihab

Published: Sun 7 Apr 2024, 2:03 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 2:56 PM

With Muslims around the world as in the UAE preparing to bid farewell to Ramadan 2024, there is excitement in the air for the arrival of Eid Al Fitr.

Tuesday, April 9 is the last day of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr falls on Wednesday, April 10.


There was huge anticipation for the sighting of the Shawwal crescent Monday evening, however, it was not spotted in the UAE , signalling that the holy month will last the full 30 days.

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As last-minute preparations for the festival pick a frenzied pace, people are wondering how the weather could fare in the UAE during the Eid holiday week.

Tuesday's temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 15ºC in internal areas and reach a high of 39ºC. There is also a chance of light rainfall, especially Westward, with a decrease in temperatures.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology, it is expected to be cloudy on Wednesday and there is a probability of light rainfall by night. Overall, if we go by the weather forecast, it can rain every day the entire week.

In fact, this is just about the time when the UAE is transitioning from mild spring weather to warmer days. Dr Ahmed Habib, a climate expert from the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), earlier told Khaleej Times, “Humidity decreases slightly during April compared to March, especially during the second half of the month.

“There are also chances of fog and mist formation during the first half of the month over scattered parts of the country, but this frequency will decrease during the second half of April.”

Here’s a look at the UAE weather as predicted by the NCM, for the Eid week:

Monday, April 8

Weather is expected to be partly cloudy in general, and medium clouds are likely appear over coastal western areas and islands with a probability of light rainfall. Light to moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds, freshening at times, likely to blow with a speed of 10-20 km/hr, reaching up to 35 km/hr.

Tuesday, April 9

Much like the previous day, Tuesday is also expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy in general, and medium clouds will continue over scattered areas with a probability of light rainfall, especially westward. There will be a decrease in temperature. Light to moderate northwesterly to northeasterly winds, freshening at times, will blow with a speed of 10-25 km/hour, reaching 40 km/hour.

Wednesday, April 10

Again, the day is expected to be partly cloudy in general and cloudy at times over some coastal and western areas, with a probability of light rainfall by night and Thursday morning. Light to moderate northeasterly to southeasterly winds, with a speed of 10 - 20 reaching 30 km/hr, will blow.

Thursday, April 11

Thursday is also expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy at times with a probability of rainfall over coastal, northern, and eastern areas. Light to moderate northeasterly to southeasterly winds, freshening at times, with a speed of 10 - 20 reaching 35 km/hr will blow.

Friday, April 12

The weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy in general with a probability of rainfall over scattered areas, especially northern coastal and eastern areas. There will be a decrease in temperature. Light to moderate Northeasterly to Northwesterly winds, freshening at times, likely to blow with a speed of 10-25 km/hr

Saturday, April 13

The day will be partly cloudy to cloudy in general with a probability of rainfall over some Eastern areas. Light to moderate northeasterly to northwesterly winds, freshening at times, with a speed of 10-25km/hr reaching 40 km/hr.

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