Scene in in Bur Dubai after heavy rains lashed Dubai on Friday. Image Credit: Suchith Narayana / Gulf News Reader

Dubai: Moderate to heavy showers hit parts of UAE, including Dubai and Sharjah early Friday.

The day will be cloudy with chances of heavy rainfall along with thundershowers in many areas, said the weather office on Friday. Night will be particularly cold with chances of rain. On Saturday, partly cloudy atmosphere is expected to prevail with chances of rain in the morning. Sunday and Monday will be partly cloudy.

Maximum temperature tonight will be 26 Celsius and the minimum will be 21 Celsius.


Unsettled weather

Earlier, unsettled weather has on Thursday turned the Arabian Gulf waters rough along with strong winds kicking up dust and sand in different parts of the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (MCMS) has issued a weather alert advising people to be aware of windy and dusty conditions and the rough sea. Horizontal visibility could also drop in some areas.

The weather will be partly cloudy in general and the clouds will increase in different areas by the afternoon. There are chances of rain in the northern and coastal areas along with the UAE islands in the Arabian Gulf by evening and Thursday night.

Daytime temperate has dropped to 28 degree Celsius as cold winds have been sweeping through the country. Forecasters have warned people saying that it can go down to 10 C in the mountainous areas at night. It will however hover around 15 C in the coastal areas.

With additional inputs from Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief Al Ain