UAE weather: Unstable weather to continue into the weekend

Winds as high as 45kph will lower temperatures across parts of the country.

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DUBAI // Strong winds kicked up dust and reduced visibility for drivers on Wednesday morning and unstable weather - and a chance of rain - is expected to last into the weekend.

Winds as high as 45kph will lower temperatures across parts of the country but forecasters at the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology warned motorists to be careful on roads.

“The fresh to strong northwesterly winds will start over the western areas with significant drop in temperatures and blowing dust and sand with poor visibility at times over exposed areas,” the centre forecast.

Strong winds are expected to continue into Friday resulting in the sea in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea being rough to very rough.

On Wednesday, the weather will be hazy and partly cloudy at times with a chance of rain in particular towards the north and the islands.

Southerly winds will continue over eastern and northern areas.

Temperatures will hit a maximum of 34°C along coastal and internal areas with lows of 18°C.

Humidity on the coast will reach 85 per cent in the evening and 80 per cent in internal areas.

“The cloud amounts will increase over scattered areas, associated with some towering clouds and different intensities of rain, especially by Thursday night and Friday morning,” said the forecast.

nhanif@thenational.ae