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Convective cloud formation could bring rain over the next few days.

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Published: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 7:32 AM

Last updated: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 7:21 PM

Moderate to heavy rain was reported in parts of the UAE on Friday, according the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).
According to the latest tweets by NCM, moderate to heavy was reported over Al Bidiyah in Fujairah.

Temperature drops to 8.5°C
The temperature dipped to as low as 8.5°C at the UAE's highest peak, Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah at 5am, according to the NCM.
In general, the weather forecast for today is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy with probability of convective clouds formation that may be associated with rainfall.
The temperatures will range from 26°C to 30°C in the interior regions, 25°C to 38°C along the coast and 16°C to 20°C in the mountains.

Thundershower to hit parts of UAE next week
According to the NCM, the country is affected by an extension of surface low pressure system, associated with an upper air trough. The low pressure brings the air to rise and as it cools, water vapor condenses and forms clouds that produce rain. Troughs, which are long areas of low pressure, likewise can lead to rain, wind and other weather events.
"The expected weather from Saturday to Monday will partly cloudy becomes cloudy with a chance of scattered rain starting from Saturday evening over the Arabian sea and islands, extending towards the coasts, northern and eastern regions. Intensifying on Sunday and Monday, with an increase of low and medium clouds accompanied with convective rainy clouds at times, with different intensity of rain, especially northern and eastern parts, accompanied by thunder, lightning and run-off some valleys," the NCM said in its update.
Clouds will decrease from Tuesday next week but there will still be some rain in some parts of the country.
"On Tuesday and Wednesday, clouds gradually decrease with the chance of some rain on the islands and some northern and eastern areas. The wind speed during this period will be moderate and freshening at times with active convective clouds, leading to sea rough, and blowing dust over the land, reducing the horizontal visibility at times," NCM concluded."

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