The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said on Friday that dust swirls were spotted in Ras Al Khaimah.
The country also witnessed heavy rain and hailstorms in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.
In Ras Al Khaimah’s Kadra area, dust swirls were spotted. NCM shared videos showing towering dust swirls over the ridges in wet and windy conditions.
The NCM has indicated that the weather on Saturday will be partly cloudy at times and cloudy over the northern areas by evening and night, with a probability of convective clouds formation over the mountains.
Humid by night and Sunday morning over some areas, with a chance of fog and mist formation. Moderate southwesterly to northwesterly winds, freshening at times causing blowing dust, with a speed of 20 –30, reaching 40 km/hr. Sea will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in the Sea of Oman.
Humid by night and Monday morning especially over the western areas. Moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds, freshening at times, with a speed of 20–32, reaching 45km/hr. Sea will be moderate, becoming rough at times, especially northwards in the Arabian Gulf and in the Sea of Oman.
The weather on Monday is expected to be cloudy with a chance of convective clouds formation accompanied by rainfall especially east and northwards. Moderate easterly to southeasterly winds, freshening at times causing blowing dust and sands, with a speed of 20 –30, reaching 45 km/hr. Sea will be moderate to rough at times in the Arabian Gulf and in the Sea of Oman.
Last month, The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) is marking the Arab Meteorological Day on 15th of September, which is observed this year under the theme 'Meteorology and Protection of Lives and Properties'.
The NCM said Saturday would be cloudy with a chance of scattered rain starting in the morning over the islands, gradually approaching the coasts and the Northern regions in the afternoon.
The Centre also noted that the lowest temperature recorded in the country on Sunday morning was 6.5 °C at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at 6.45 am.
Sharjah residents were seen collecting hailstones after the Emirate experienced a hailstorm. Streaks of lightning blazed across UAE skies, including the Sharjah’s Buhairah Corniche, where traffic was thin on Sunday.
The scene was no different in Sharjah. Dark, ominous clouds dotted the skies on Sunday morning, heralding the prospect of a rainfall which subsequently hit the emirate. There were sporadic streaks of lightning witnessed by some residents.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
An Australian tourist who was infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) thanked the UAE health sector for the care and treatment she received and helped her recover from the virus. She reportedly landed at Dubai Airport as a transit passenger on her way from Britain to Australia.
Two medical doctors said hand sanitizers which are the alternative to the 20-second handwashing, if soap and water were unavailable, should have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol content.