UAE weather: Brace for thunder, rain this weekend


UAE weather, weekend thunder, rain

Residents are urged to take precautionary measures during rainfall.

By Web Report

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Published: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 7:31 AM

Last updated: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12:27 PM

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has predicted fair to partly cloudy weather for today in UAE with a probability of convective clouds formation, especially over eastern areas.

The NCM said the humidity will increase by late night and early morning over some internal and coastal areas with a chance of fog or mist.

The maximum humidity will vary from 65 to 85 per cent across coastal, 70 to 90 per cent in interior regions and between 50 to 70 per cent in the mountains.

Temperatures will range from 24°C to 28°C in the interior regions, 23°C to 27°C along the coast and 14°C to 19°C in the mountains.
The highest temperature recorded over the country on Wednesday was 29.8°C in Al  Muzaira at 1:30pm, while the lowest temperature recorded over the country today morning was 7.8 °C in Jais Mountain at 3:45am.

The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea.
Following is a detailed weather forecast issued by the NCM for the coming few days starting Friday.
Rain is expected over different areas of the UAE, as the country will be affected starting Friday by an extension of surface trough from the Red Sea associated with an airflow from the west, which moves clouds from the west in the form of successive waves, with a chance of lightning and thunder, the NCM said.

Friday: Fair to partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times especially by night over some coastal areas and western islands with a probability of some rainfall.

Sunday to Monday: The surface trough will be deepen gradually associated with an increase in the relative humidity in the upper air. This will cause an increase the clouds amount starting from the West and moving to the North and East interspersed by some convective clouds over scattered areas of the country associated with rainfall at intervals of time with a chance of lightning and thunder.
Moderate to fresh wind is expected especially over the sea and with the convective clouds, causing blowing dust and sand over the exposed areas with poor horizontal visibility at times. Sea will be moderate to rough especially with clouds in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.

NCM advises the public to take precautionary measures during rainfall, poor horizontal visibility and stay away from flash flooded valleys.

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