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Cold and cloudy conditions headed towards UAE

Shamal winds herald unsettled weather, particularly in the western regions

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The heavy fog on Emirates road in Dubai.
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Al Ain: A spell of unstable weather is expected to sweep into the country from Wednesday, bringing in cold Shamal (north-westerly) winds and inducing scattered rain in the Northern Emirates.

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has forecast that the temperature will drop in general with the weather ranging from cloudy to hazy, especially in the western regions of the country. There is also a good chance of rain on the UAE islands in the Arabian Gulf, with rough sea conditions predicted for Wednesday. Wind speeds are likely to pick up from time to time.

The daytime temperature is expected to witness a slight increase on Tuesday, but conditions on Tuesday night will remain cold in the mountainous and inland areas, according to the NCMS.

Over the last several days, temperatures have been hovering in the range of 29 degree Celsius after rising five to six degrees across the country. The night-time weather has, however, been generally cold and humid, with fog being reported in several areas.

On Monday morning, Jebel Ali airport reported visibility of less than 100 metres. The NCMS reported visibility of less than 200 metres at Sharjah airport, 300 metres at Dubai airport, and 3,500 metres at Abu Dhabi airport. Horizontal visibility on many highways was only 50 metres.

Forecasters also predicted foggy conditions late at night and early in the mornings in the coastal and inland areas.

The maximum daytime temperature is expected to hover around 29 degree Celsius on Tuesday, but the lowest temperature is predicted to be around 7C in most inland areas and 13C in the coastal areas.



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Hurray! I was worried winter was over and it was going to start getting unbearably hot and humid again. Bring on the cold!!

richard endall

12 February 2013 13:34jump to comments