UAE weather: Cloudy skies with rain, thunderstorms expected by evening

Clouds may cause blowing dust and sand, affecting visibility

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Published: Thu 16 Nov 2023, 7:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 16 Nov 2023, 9:44 AM

UAE residents will experience cloudy skies as the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) forecasts rain and thunderstorms on Thursday evening. Lightning, thunder, and rainfall are expected over the country’s eastern, northern, and coastal areas.

The weather forecast indicates a mix of partly cloudy to cloudy conditions intermittently, accompanied by the development of convective clouds leading to rainfall in scattered areas.

During this period, temperatures are expected to decline. This development comes after NCM issued a 4-day rain alert for the country, stating from Wednesday, November 15.

For Thursday, winds are forecasted to be light to moderate, occasionally becoming fresh to strong. Clouds may cause blowing dust and sand, affecting horizontal visibility. The sea conditions are anticipated to range from moderate to occasionally rough in the Arabian Gulf, while the Oman Sea is expected to experience slight to moderate waves.

The Ministry of Interior alerted residents of the current weather conditions and various levels of rain and winds hitting several areas in the country. Since thunder, lightning, and rain would reduce visibility, community members are urged to be cautious.

Motorists are asked to reduce speed on roads, avoid water ponds and fast-moving streams and stay away from the sea and beaches.

Temperatures are set to reach 32°C in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with the emirates seeing lows of 22°C. The highest temperature recorded in the country on Wednesday was 35.7°C in Al Ruwais (Al Dhafra Rejon) at 14:00 UAE Local time.

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