Dubai: Weather conditions in the UAE have stabilised hours after alerts were hoisted across the country, although more rain is forecast to fall on some parts.
Police in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah have confirmed that conditions have already subsided, adding that they are thankful to the public for being responsive, and for heeding security warnings.
Alerts rung out across the UAE on Sunday night, as authorities urged the public to stay indoors due to extreme weather. Thunder, lightning and heavy rains lashed different parts of the country, causing the cancellation of some events.
The National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) on Monday advised the public that scattered rain showers will still be possible, especially in the western and northern coastal areas, although the night will be humid and mists are likely to form.
There are no more warnings for beachgoers today, but winds are expected to reach maximum speeds of 45 kilometres per hour at times and stir up dust and sand, causing poor visibility in some locations. The seawaters will also be moderate to rough.
According to weather forecasters, some rain clouds could still form today, bringing scattered showers in the western and northern regions.
“Some convective clouds will form, accompanies with scattered rainfall, especially over some western and northern coastal areas,” NCM said.
“[There will be] moderate to fresh winds at times, causing blowing dust with poor horizontal visibility over some exposed areas.”