UAE weather: temperatures could hit 45°C with rain possible in the east on Sunday

Forecasters have also warned of dust clouds and reduced visibility on Friday

UAE residents can expect a hot day in many areas on Friday. AFP
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The UAE is in for a hot and dusty day on Friday with cloudy weather and a chance of rain forecast for the weekend.

The National Centre of Meteorology said temperatures could reach 45°C in parts of the country on Friday with humidity at 85 per cent.

The lowest temperature expected is 19°C, with the NCM forecasting increasing cloud cover, particularly over the eastern coast.

It also warned of strong north-westerly winds of up to 40kph that could kick up dust clouds and cut visibility. This alert was in place until 6pm.

Into the weekend, the NCM forecast more cloud cover and hazy weather over some of inland UAE.

"Low clouds [could] appear over the eastern coast by morning with a probability of some convective cloud formation over the mountains by afternoon," the NCM said.

Wind could reach speeds of 40kph.

On Sunday, the NCM said there could be a chance of rain in the east.

"[It will be] fair to partly cloudy in general and hazy at times during [the] daytime over some [interior] areas ... with a chance of rainy convective clouds forming eastward by afternoon."

The UAE has gone though a period of unsettled weather with several days of dusty weather.

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Updated: May 06, 2022, 10:18 AM