A girl enjoys the rain. For illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News Archive

Dubai: If you’re planning to head outdoors this weekend, take precaution as clouds of dust and sand is expected to blow across the UAE.  

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) on Thursday recorded light rain across the eastern coast, affecting Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Dibba.



Road visibility was also brought below 2,500 metres as strong gusts of winds scattered dust and sand across the country.

Residential areas and highways in Dubai and Sharjah were affected by the dust storm, as residents took to social networking sites to show the severity of the weather.


The NCM said that southeasterly to northeasterly winds will blow across internal and mountain areas, which will kick up to speeds of 55km/h at times.

In its daily weather forecast, the NCM said that the weather will be partly cloudy and dusty in general, with a chance of isolated showers over the eastern area. 

Maximum temperatures will reach 36-43C in coastal areas, 40-44C in internal areas and 31-37C in the mountains, while the UAE’s lows will range from 22-31C at night. 

The relative humidity is likely to increase during night and early morning over some coastal and internal areas, with a maximum of 55-85 per cent in coastal areas and 30-55 per cent in the mountain region.  

The NCM also warned residents to be careful if out at sea, as the waves will be rough over the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.  

The weather on Friday will continue to slightly decline with light winds, before the temperature rises once again on Saturday morning.