Poor visibility across the UAE as forecasters issue weather warning

Rain fell in Dubai and parts of the Northern Emirates on Tuesday as motorists dealt with cloudy conditions and low-visibility on their morning commutes.

ABU DHABI // Rain and strong winds challenged motorists on Tuesday as drivers faced felled trees and visibility as low as 50 metres on their morning commutes.

Forecasters warned strong winds could blow dust and sand, leading to poor visibility throughout the UAE with wind speed reaching 42km per hour on the coast.

Strong winds are also leading to rough seas over the Arabian Gulf, with wave heights nearing 2 metres off shore.

Wet and windy conditions are expected to continue into Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with rain falling over the northern and coastal areas and fresh winds continuing to reduce visibility, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said.

Highs of 30°C to 35°C have been forecast along the coast, with lows of 20°C to 23°C.

The lowest temperature in the country on Tuesday, 15.4°C, was recorded at 7am on Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah.