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Dust cover over UAE to remain until Sunday

UAE residents will continue to experience poor visibility and unstable weather, say forecasters

  • By Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 April 6, 2013
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Vehicles pass through Shaikh Zayed road on a hazy Friday afternoon.
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Dubai: Don’t expect sunny weather in the next few days.

According to weather forecasters, dust, rain and heavy cloud conditions are expected to persist across the UAE through Sunday at the earliest.

Officials at the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology in Abu Dhabi said in an official forecast on Friday that UAE residents will continue to experience poor visibility and unstable weather in the coming days, due to dusty conditions created by dense cloud and high winds.

The national weather centre said accumulating clouds formed over the eastern region coupled with moderate to high winds created additional dust, which further reduced the existing poor visibility.

Scattered rain is forecast on Saturday, with increasing cloudy conditions. Winds are expected to come out of the northwest later in the day and wind speeds should pick up strength.

A “significant drop in temperature” is also expected on Saturday evening and into Sunday morning, said officials.

More dust, rain and cold weather are forecast on Sunday as part of the unstable weather mass moving across the region.

Comments (17)

  1. Added 09:23 April 8, 2013

    It was really horrific for me, especially because I was in a flight to Dubai from Cochin. The flight was under tremendous turbulence and we were all equally frightened. But little did we know that we would have to wait for 7 and a half hours in the flight after having landed in Sharjah, instead of Dubai. We landed at about 10.30 pm on 6th of April and we were flown back to Dubai at 7am of the following day. It was really a pain and thanks to Indigo Airlines for doing nothing but bare minimum. I shall never forget what we went through the traumatic weather and even more traumatizing flight services.

    Srinath, Dubai, India

  2. Added 08:28 April 8, 2013

    I loved the weather! Please give us some more rains before crazy hot summer!

    Anna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 21:49 April 7, 2013

    I've been hearing that this is the worst and the strangest weather that Dubai has experienced. I beg to differ. As I can recall 1981 storm was the worst in which we experienced rainstorm and hail. I was 4 years old and remember being really scared as there were no lights and all we could hear was the lashing rain and thunder!

    Farah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 14:39 April 7, 2013

    Welcome the Rehmat of Allah SWT and enjoy :) cheers

    Talha Bin Masood, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 14:00 April 7, 2013

    Alhamdulillah.I've heared that angel Mikaa'eel is responsible for the raindrops that fall down from the sky. He moves them around and causes the rain to descend wherever Allaah commands.

    Amer Wisal Muhammad, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 13:17 April 7, 2013

    Rain is a blessing. It will keep the weather pleasant for some more days.

    Shahab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 12:46 April 7, 2013

    i just love this weather. the storm, the heavy rain. pure pleasure. But i don't want any one to get hurt or anything horrible happening. i love it because it is a once in a life joy. so take care and try to enjoy the best

    ann, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 12:45 April 7, 2013

    very nice weather & surprise for us

    Tahir Zaidi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 12:30 April 7, 2013

    its drizzled yesterday evening and night in Fujairah Now heavy wind and rain with lighting and thunder.

    Ansar Kaim, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 12:26 April 7, 2013

    its beautiful climate, noestalgic feel of kerala.

    aboobacker, abudabi, United Arab Emirates

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