UAE weather: Alert issued as rain falls on Thursday morning

Temperatures to reach 33°C in Dubai on Sunday as warmer weather expected

A yellow weather warning has been issued as rain fell in parts of the UAE on Thursday morning. Ahmed Ramzan for The National
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A weather warning was issued on Thursday with rain forecast in the south of the Emirates.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) issued yellow and amber alerts covering large parts of rural Abu Dhabi, which are due to remain in place until at least 4pm.

The yellow alert advises the public to be 'on the lookout' over wet weather when outdoors.

The more severe orange notice warns that "hazardous weather conditions are expected".

Dubai and the northern emirates were not expected to be affected.

Abu Dhabi authorities urged motorists to drive carefully.

"Abu Dhabi Police calls on drivers to be careful due to weather conditions and to adhere to speed limits shown on signs and electronic information boards," stated a post by police on Thursday morning.

Rain was recorded across Abu Dhabi on Thursday morning in locations such as Al Wathba, Al Khazna and Al Shawamekh.

Wet conditions were expected to lift with the NCM predicting mist on Friday and Saturday.

In Abu Dhabi, the weather was expected to reach highs of 30°C on Friday and Saturday, and 31°C on Sunday afternoon, according to weather website

The highest temperature in Dubai over the weekend was expected on Sunday afternoon, where it was predicted to peak at 33°C.

Friday and Saturday were both expected to see highs of 30°C in Dubai.

It was only last month that the UAE was hit by stormy weather – especially in Dubai.

Conditions were so treacherous that some flights into the emirate were cancelled, with many others diverted elsewhere.

Residents were urged by authorities to leave their homes only if necessary, given the hazardous conditions on the roads.

Updated: April 04, 2024, 7:09 AM