Video: Desert sand takes over UAE road; dust storm alert issued

Dubai - NCM warns of 50kmph winds, rough seas.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 21 Mar 2021, 10:45 AM

Last updated: Sun 21 Mar 2021, 1:17 PM

A new video posted by the UAE's National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) shows thick plume of sand take over a highway.

The video is from the UAE's Central Region, according to the NCM.

A dust storm alert has been issued in the UAE, with wind speeds expected to reach up to 50kmph on Sunday, March 21.

According to the NCM, the winds will blow up dust, reducing horizontal visibility over the exposed areas. A code yellow alert has been issued, which means residents must be on the lookout when they venture out.

The alert is on from 10am to 8pm on Sunday.

A rough sea alert has also been issued from 7am Sunday to 7am Monday. Wave heights are expected to reach up to six feet.

Overall, the weather will be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times, the NCM said.

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