UAE weather: rain predicted in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the weekend

National Centre of Meteorology says rain will fall across the country

People walk on rain-slicked streets in Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National
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Rain is predicted to fall in the UAE over the course of the next three days.

The National Centre of Meteorology forecast light rain in parts of the country from Friday until Sunday.

The weather will be “partly cloudy to cloudy and dusty at times with a probability of light rainfall especially over the coasts and the islands, with a significant fall in temperatures” on Friday, according to the NCM.

On Saturday there is a “probability of some light rainfall over some coastal and eastern parts”.

The NCM also predicted light rainfall on Sunday over some western and northern areas.

Humidity was also expected to rise on Friday night and Saturday morning, causing fog over eastern areas.

Winds were expected to be active and dusty, causing light waves in the Sea of Oman and turbulence in the Arabian Gulf.

The prediction of rain came as it was reported skies were much drier than usual, with less rainfall than in previous years.

This prompted President Sheikh Khalifa in December to call for prayers for rain.