WEATHER UPDATE: 12-Foot Waves to Hit UAE
The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has warned beachgoers over rough winds affecting the UAE’s waters over the next two days, with waves expecting to reach as high as 12 feet, according to a report in Gulf News.
The NCMS warned against fresh to strong northwesterly winds and rough seas in the Arabian Gulf. Residents are advised to take caution while venturing out into coastal areas and the deep sea till Friday.
A NCMS spokesperson was quoted saying, “The rough seas in the Arabian Gulf are expected to lead to wave height averaging six to eight feet offshore, with highs of 12 feet at times.” The strong winds are expected to blow in dust and reportedly reduce visibility until Thursday.
The NCMS further said, “On Wednesday early morning, the UAE could experience some fog or mist around the coastal areas, which will later be affected by an increase in the wind speed that will affect most of the country until Friday morning.”