FINALLY! Rain in Dubai... and the rest of the UAE!
After weeks of anticipation and rain forecasts that never arrived, residents of the UAE finally woke up to scattered rainfall and dark clouds hovering over the city.
The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology says the weather will remain unstable across the UAE throughout the day, and temperatures are expected to fall significantly. A spokesperson for the NCMS told Emirates 24/7: "By Thursday, a band of convective clouds will develop over the north and eastern parts of the UAE, which will move across the coastal areas, bringing rain to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other parts of the northern emirates." The spokesperson continued: "This unstable weather will last 24 to 48 hours, affecting most of coastal UAE, with a chance of thunderstorms over the mountains by Thursday evening."
And if you're on the road or out at sea, be very careful. Moderate to fresh winds might cause dust to blow over exposed areas and reduce visibility at times. The sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea with possible thunderstorms predicted across the UAE.
Friday's weather will be similar! More high winds and rain have been predicted for this weekend, according to the NCMS. On Friday, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah will be partially cloudy and experience heavy rain, according to the weather bureau.
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