Dubai: The season’s first light showers were experienced on the coastal parts of Dubai and Sharjah on Sunday and the Dubai Met office announced that “winter is here’ and warned of strong Westerly winds.

Light rain also fell in Jebel Ali, but the rest of the country was dry. 

A marine warning will be issued starting on Monday for the offshore area as it will experience strong westerly winds of between 20 to 25 knots.

“The seas will be rough,” said the duty forecaster, noting the warning will for the next 48 hours.

“This is the first of the North Westerly cold draughts," he said. Temperature will drop to 27 degrees Celcius for the next three days. Nights will be cooler.