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Emaduddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
Rain of varying intensity fell on separate areas across the country and active and sand-stirring winds blew on Monday, lowering the horizontal visibility.
Light to moderate rain started falling on Madinat Zayed, Bedaa Al Mutawa, Baraka and Liwa in Al Dhafra Region and on Abu Al Abyad Island, Sas Al Nakhl, Al Samha, Al Khatam, Al Falah, Bani Yas and separate areas in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain.
The active, sand-stirring winds that blew on separate areas caused the horizontal visibility to be lower to less than 1,000 metres at Abu Dhabi International Airport and separate areas in Abu Dhabi.
The lowest temperature of 12.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at 07:45am UAE local time.
Tuesday’s weather is expected to be dusty and partly cloudy to cloudy at times with some rainy cumulus clouds forming on separate areas across the UAE, especially the northern and eastern ones, and a noticeable drop in temperature, especially in the coasts, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).
Southeasterly to northeasterly winds will blow, turning to moderate, active, strong and sand-stirring winds at times at 15 to 30 and up to 50 km/h, while the sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf but will have moderate waves and will become rough at times in the Sea of Oman.
Wednesday’s weather will be clear to partly cloudy and dusty at times but will turn to humid at night and on Thursday morning in some inland areas with a chance of light fog.
Active northwesterly winds will blow, turning to strong at times offshore before becoming moderate and sand-stirring during the day and of lower speed in the evening and at night at 15 to 25 and up to 45 km/h.
The sea will be rough but will have moderate waves in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman on Thursday morning.
Thursday’s weather will be clear to partly cloudy at times with clouds appearing in the east in the afternoon but will turn into humid at night and on Friday morning in some coastal and inland areas with a chance of fog or light fog.
Light to moderate northwesterly to southwesterly winds will blow, turning to active at times at 10 to 20 and up to 35 km/h, while the sea will have moderate to regular waves in the Arabian Gulf and regular waves in the Sea of Oman.
Friday’s weather is expected to be clear to partly cloudy at times, turning to humid at night and on Saturday morning in some coastal and inland areas with a chance of fog or light fog.
Light to moderate northwesterly to southwesterly winds will blow, turning gradually to active offshore in the west at night and on Saturday morning at 15 to 20 and up to 40 km/h.
The sea will have regular to moderate waves, turning to rough at times in the west at night in the Arabian Gulf compared to regular waves in the Sea of Oman.
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