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Mohammed Alaa, Staff Reporter
The weather from Monday through Thursday is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy sometimes with a chance of light rain on the sea and the western islands in the morning, the National Centre of Meteorology said, adding that another drop in temperature is also expected.
The weather will be humid at night with the possibility of fog or light fog in some eastern regions.
The winds will be northeasterly to northwesterly with moderate speed, turning to strong, particularly on the sea, in the afternoon at 20 to 30 and possibly 40 km/h.
The sea will have moderate waves and will be rough in the Arabian Gulf, while it will have light to medium waves in the Sea of Oman.
Recently, scattered parts in the country witnessed rainfall from the early hours until late at night, ranging between light, medium and heavy.
This is said to be attributed to the extension of a shallow air depression that extends from the Red Sea coinciding with the extension of an air depression in layers the upper atmosphere, accompanied by a cold air mass from the northwest.
This led to the state of air instability, as clouds towered over separate areas of the country and some of them developed into cumulus clouds accompanied by rain.
The eastern and northern mountains of the country are also working on the development of cumulus clouds to be rainy, accompanied by lightning and sometimes thunder.
The areas of Liwa and Dhafir in Al Dhafra region, Abu Dhabi witnessed light to medium rain, while Qadfa’a area in Fujairah, Wadi Shees and Al Rafisah Dam in Sharjah, witnessed moderate rain. The Emirates Road, Ring Road Sharjah, and Suhaila-Al Dhaid, witnessed moderate rain, while Falaj Al Mualla in Umm Al Quwain witnessed light rain.
Some areas in the emirate of Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, and Al-Twayyen south Ras Al Khaimah witnessed heavy rain, while the Emirate of Abu Dhabi witnessed intermittent rain in Sweihan, Al Falah and a number of areas in Al Ain and Al Dhafra region.
NCM expected the formation of clouds in the east and far north, with a possibility of rainfall on Sunday. The lowest temperature (11.2 °C) was recorded on Saturday at 6:45am in Rokna in the city of Al Ain.
The National Centre of Meteorology has warned residents over poor visibility, and urged motorists to drive carefully and within the speed limit.
On Saturday, rain lashed separate areas of the country and fog blanketed these areas. The rain started at 8am, as a result of the extension of a shallow air depression, accompanied by a weak air depression in the upper atmosphere, which resulted in instability of the weather conditions.
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