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Rain, winds of 55km/h to hit UAE this weekend

Weather forecasters expect rough waves and temperatures to fall by Friday

High waves triggered by the strong winds lash at Dubai's Jumeirah beach
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High waves triggered by the strong winds lash at Dubai's Jumeirah beach. For illustrative purposes only.

Dubai: Take extra caution if you’re planning to go to the beach this weekend, as weather forecasters predict rough waves to hit the UAE coast.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) issued a cautionary message on Wednesday, warning residents of strong southwesterly winds and rough sea.  

On its Twitter account, the NCMS posted a map of the minimum temperatures recorded from midnight to 8am, which showed the top five coolest areas in the UAE, including Jais Mountain at 10.1 degrees Celsius, Raknah at 11 degrees Celsius, Damtha at 11.5 degrees Celsius, Hamim at 12.1 degrees Celsius and Qsyoura at 12.9 degrees Celsius. 

On Thursday, clouds will gradually increase over Western and Northern areas bringing with it a chance of rain late at night and early Friday morning.

From Friday until Saturday, temperatures in the coastal areas will to fall and more clouds are expected to form, with a chance of rain. 

Southeasterly - Northeasterly winds will affected the coastal area, with a speed ranging from 20km/h - 35km/h, which may reach 55km/h over sea.

The weather over the weekend will range from 16-32 degrees Celsius in coastal areas, while the mountain areas will have a minimum temperature of nine degrees Celsius and a high of 25 degrees Celsius.