Weather alert: sandstorms are coming and temperatures will drop

Weather alert: sandstorms are coming and temperatures will drop

11 Feb 2020

The UAE can expect a chance of dust and sand storms across the country for the rest of the week

The UAE residents woke up to a cloudy sky this morning, and according to the weather forecast some dust and rain can be expected this week.

Tuesday is expected to be dusty and cold, with scattered rainfall and a “significant drop” in temperatures, according to the UAE’s weather bureau.

Temperatures will reach a high of 20°C on the coast and 22°C inland, according to the National Centre of Meteorology. Fresh to strong winds over the Arabian Gulf are expected to result in wave heights of up to 10ft, which will blow dust and sand over exposed areas.

Wednesday will be another cold and dusty day, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 16°C in the west, 18°C in Abu Dhabi and 19°C in Dubai. It could rain in the morning. Strong winds offshore will bring further dust and sand storms on land.

Temperatures will climb a little on Thursday, reaching a high of 21°C in Abu Dhabi and 22°C in Dubai. However, humidity will also rise overnight on Thursday and Friday, which could lead to mist and fog at the weekend and into Sunday.