UAE weather: Rain hits parts of the country

The north and east of the country set for a 'significant decrease' in temperatures

Cloudy and dusty weather has been forecast for parts of the UAE. Khushnum Bhandari / The National
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Rain hit parts of the UAE on Sunday as the National Centre of Meteorology cautioned of a “significant” decrease in temperatures in some areas.

Downpours were reported across the country including in Dubai and Sharjah with the NCM also forecasting rain for parts of the country's north and east.

The NCM stated that conditions during the day will be partly cloudy and dusty, with “moderate to fresh north-westerly winds, especially over the sea” resulting in dust storms. The sea in the Arabian Gulf will become “rough” by the afternoon, it warned.

The NCM also issued several alerts on Sunday including an orange alert for dust clouds and rain on the east coast; a yellow alert for similar conditions in the broader north of the country; and a separate yellow alert for rough seas.

The NCM and Storm Centre, a social media channel that tracks the country's weather, also posted videos of showers on Sunday. One showed a sudden downpour in Sharjah, while others showed showers in Dubai and Dibba.

Temperatures on Sunday in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are expected to remain in the 20Cs.

The NCM said further cloudy weather was expected on Monday with higher levels of humidity. Rain was also expected later in the week.

Temperatures have been regularly dropping into single digits across January.

The lowest temperature recorded on Sunday was 9.9°C at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah.

Updated: January 28, 2024, 11:12 AM