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Temperatures to drop by two to four degrees over the next few days

National Centre of Meteorology urges UAE residents to be careful during weekend trips

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Dubai — Even if you have no weekend plans, the weather may just make the next few days eventful for you.

The National Centre of Meteorology has forecast that the unstable weather conditions will bring in rain in various parts of the UAE.

The instability in weather will start on Friday and over the next few days the changing conditions will mean a drop in temperatures by two to four degrees.

Speaking to Gulf News, Dr Ahmad Habib, a meterorologist with UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology, said that while it is difficult to predict exactly what the weather will be like in each city, the changing weather conditions will affect the UAE in various areas.

“The weather will be unstable and different from area to area. So, sometimes it might rain near a city and it may also rain over the city. Unstable weather conditions will affect all of the UAE,” Dr Habib said.

He explained that low pressure coming from the south-east and an upper air trough coming in from the north-west will create the change in weather.

“Both these phenomena will cause unstable weather, which means that clouds will be developing over the east and north of the UAE tomorrow,” he added.

That means Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, and probably Umm Al Quwain, can expect rain on Friday.

“After this, low pressure will be more deep in the upper air and more cold air will come into the upper air from the north,” Dr Habib said.

That would bring in unstable weather conditions to Dubai and Al Ain on Saturday and Sunday, along with other parts of the UAE.

However, while rainy, cold weather is the perfect time to head out for a road trip, the National Centre of Meteorology has warned UAE residents to avoid driving towards the mountains or venturing into the sea.

“When visibility is poor, be careful. People should avoid approaching the mountain area when it is raining there, especially in the eastern areas. Also, the sea is already rough because of fresh winds. The waves are six to seven feet high and the sea will be continuously rough for the next three days. So, avoid going into the sea. But all this will mean that the temperature will drop by around two to four degrees on Sunday and Monday,” Dr Habib added.