Cold spell to continue in UAE


Cold spell to continue in UAE

Residents across the country woke up to heavy rain, traffic and flooding in some areas on Thursday morning.


Olivia Olarte-Ulherr

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Published: Sat 15 Feb 2014, 12:17 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 7:20 PM

People brave showers in the morning at Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi. — KT photo by Syed Hameeduddin Quadri

According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), clouds developed over the northern part of the UAE on Wednesday night and moved towards Abu Dhabi. This resulted in light to moderate and heavy rain in some areas, such as Jebel Ali and the internal parts of Al Malaiha area (between Sharjah and Fujairah). The downpour started on Wednesday night and continued till early morning, Thursday.

The NCMS recorded a maximum of 11.2 mm of accumulated rainfall in Sir Bunair Island.

As a result, the temperature dropped across the country with the maximum temperature of between 17 to 20 degrees C in coastal areas, 19 to 22 degrees C in internal areas and 5 to 10 degrees C in the mountain. Minimum temperature in the coastal areas was 11 to 16 degrees C, 8 to 22 degrees C in the internal areas and 1 to 8 degrees over the mountain.

The sea was rough in general, with waves of about 7 to 8 feet in the Arabian Gulf and Oman sea. This will decrease gradually in the coming days. On Friday, the sea will be moderate in general but rough at times, especially in the northern emirates such as Ras Al Khaimah and the Hormuz area, particularly at daytime. NCMS has advised the public to call their office on 02-2227377 before venturing out into the sea.

Today it will be partly cloudy to cloudy at times in some areas especially the northern part of the UAE. Relative humidity will increase during the night and early morning with a chance of fog or mist formation over the internal areas.

Temperature in general will remain relatively cold during the day and night.

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