Rain and wind likely over next three days as temperatures drop in UAE

Adverse conditions forecast as weekend approaches

Rain caused travel disruption in Dubai in October, and more is forecast for the days ahead. Antonie Robertson / The National
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Rain and wind have been forecast in the UAE over the next three days.

Wednesday will be cloudy, especially in coastal areas, with a high probability of light rain, the National Centre of Meteorology said.

The country is affected by a surface depression extending from the south-west, accompanied by humid south-easterly winds.

More cloud cover will appear by Thursday, especially in northern and eastern areas, with a chance of rainfall.

Wind speed could reach 40kph, with the sea expected to be rough in the Arabian Gulf, the NCM said.

Rain is also forecast for Friday as the temperature drops, Wam reported.

Temperatures will decline further on Saturday, with lows of 13°C and highs of 23°C predicted.

In light of the forecast, the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police urged drivers to follow safe practices and stay focused, in addition to avoiding valleys and water gatherings.

Motorists were urged to follow speed limits, avoid sudden braking, maintain a safe distance and pull over if visibility is impaired.

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate also called on drivers to keep windows clean, maintain lights and replace old tires.

Rain showers were reported in Dubai and Sharjah on Sunday.

Temperatures have steadily dropped throughout the month, as is normal for this time of year.

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

Updated: January 31, 2024, 12:00 PM