In an unexpected turn of weather events, various regions across the UAE encountered light to moderate rains and brisk northwesterly winds on Thursday. The unsettling weather conditions resulted in reduced visibility, dropping to less than 2,000 meters, while the Sea of Oman experienced disturbances with waves reaching a height of 6 feet.
The atmospheric changes were attributed to a low extension from the east and high surface air from the west, coupled with an extension of high air in the upper atmosphere. Notable areas affected included Mazyad, Remah, and North Al Khazna in Al Ain, Sweihan-Abu Dhabi road, and Razin, Al Falah, and Bani Yas in Abu Dhabi. Similar weather patterns were observed on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Road, Al Tawiyin, and Al Halla in Fujairah, Hatta, Jebel Ali in Dubai, and Al Ramla in Sharjah.
UAE weather forecast
Thursday morning saw the lowest temperature recorded at 8°C in Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, at 07:30 am, followed by 10.2°C in Jebel Mubarrah at 03:30 am.
Looking ahead, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) anticipates fair to partly cloudy weather on Friday, with low clouds along the coasts. Nighttime and Saturday morning may see increased humidity in some inland areas, possibly leading to light fog. Northwesterly to southwesterly dust stirring winds, especially at sea, are expected with speeds ranging between 15 to 25 km/h, peaking at 40 km/h. The Arabian Gulf is predicted to have rough to moderate sea conditions, while the Sea of Oman will experience moderate to light waves.
Saturday’s forecast indicates similar weather patterns, with the possibility of active northwesterly winds stirring dust at sea. The Arabian Gulf may experience moderate to turbulent conditions, while the Sea of Oman will see moderate to light waves.
Sunday’s weather is expected to be fair to partly cloudy, with low clouds over coastal and inland areas. Winds are predicted to be northwesterly to northeasterly, light to moderate, occasionally strong at sea, stirring dust at speeds ranging between 15 to 25 km/h, peaking at 45 km/h. The Arabian Gulf may become turbulent to very turbulent at times, while the Sea of Oman will remain light to moderate.
The NCM emphasizes the importance of adhering to safety procedures during dusty weather and sea turbulence. It advises against swimming, diving, sea activities, and maritime pursuits during high waves. Stay updated with the latest weather forecasts for a safe and informed experience.