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Rain and thunder forecast in UAE

Weather instability due to extended surface depression and low pressure in the north

Dubai: Forecasters are expecting unstable weather conditions, associated with rainfall and thunder at times, in the UAE from Friday until Monday. 

The weather instability will cause the amount of clouds over parts of the UAE to increase, bringing showers of different intensity beginning on Friday.

“The country will be affected by an extended surface depression and upper air low pressure with a cool air mass from the north that will result in gradual increase of clouds amount with some towering clouds accompanied by rainfall from Friday, especially on the northern and eastern regions and islands,” a weatherman from the National Centre of Meteorology told Gulf News in a statement. 

The upper air and surface depression is expected to further deepen by Saturday until Monday that could bring scattered thunderstorm in different parts of the country.

Northeasterly and Easterly winds will be moderate, freshening at times over the sea, especially with cloud activity, and may kick up dust that could cause visibility to deteriorate over exposed areas. 

“So, please be careful while driving during the rainy period and also when visibility is poor due to rising dust and sand,” weathermen urged.  

Residents are advised to stay away from wadis or water collection places, especially near the highlands. Strong water currents could wash off anything in its path, even vehicles, as it had done in the past. 

“We also advise residents not to go offshore due to the roughness of the sea in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea during this period.”

The national weather bureau said it will continue to monitor the situation and update the public.

For real-time weather updates, visit NCM’s website and Twitter page. 

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