UAE weather: Dubai and Abu Dhabi set for hot and dusty Friday

Winds could cause pick up sand at times

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Dusty weather along the Corniche. Khushnum Bhandari for The National
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Weather conditions in Dubai on Friday will be mostly clear and sunny with a moderate breeze.

Temperatures are due to peak at 41°C shortly after midday, accompanied by winds of up to 23kph.

The forecast for Abu Dhabi promises a similar day of clear skies and strong breezes.

Temperatures are predicted to be slightly hotter, reaching 42°C in the afternoon, with lighter winds of around 19kph.

The National Centre of Meteorology is predicting fair conditions for the UAE in general, but predicted a chance of some clouds forming in southern areas by the afternoon.

Moderate winds could pick up sand and dust in exposed areas, it said.

The Centre said winds, while they may be freshening at times, could cause blowing dust.

Night time temperatures could drop to around 34°C in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the course of Friday night and the early hours of Saturday morning.