On Sunday, several regions of the UAE experienced fog formation and continued to witness moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by hailstones for the fourth consecutive day. The weather conditions are attributed to the impact of a surface low-pressure system extending from the east, along with an extension of the upper air low-pressure system. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has forecasted the possibility of rainy clouds until the following Tuesday.
Fog was reported on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed International Road towards Barakah in Al Dhafra region, Abu Dhabi. In various areas, light to medium rain fell, including Ghayathi in Al Dhafra region, Masafi, Buraq, and Shawka Wasfi. The rainfall was heavier on Musaili – Buraq road and accompanied by hailstones in Asfi and other separate areas in Ras Al Khaimah. In Fujairah, heavy rainfall with hailstones was observed on Sheikh Khalifa Street.
On Sunday at 7:15 am, the lowest temperature recorded in the country was 25.4°C in the Al Farfar area of Fujairah.
The NCM and Dhabi Police have urged individuals to exercise caution while driving during rainfall and to follow the variable speed limits displayed on electronic signboards. It is also advised to avoid areas that are flooded with rainwater and surface run-offs for safety.
The NCM has provided temperature predictions for Sunday, with Abu Dhabi expected to have temperatures ranging from 33-46°C, Dubai 34-45°C, Sharjah 33-46°C, Ajman 31-45°C, Umm Al Quwain 33-43°C, Ras Al Khaimah 33-45°C, Fujairah 31-35°C, Al Ain 34-46°C, Liwa 32-47°C, and Al Ruwais 32-45°C.
For Monday, the NCM anticipates fair to partly cloudy weather in general. Low clouds are expected to appear over the eastern coast during the morning, with a chance of cumulus clouds formation by the afternoon, possibly accompanied by rainfall eastward and southward. The night and Tuesday morning may experience humidity over some coastal areas. The winds are expected to be light to moderate, southeasterly to northeasterly, and may freshen at times, causing blowing dust during daytime with speeds reaching up to 40 Km/hr. The sea conditions will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and slight in the Sea of Oman.
Tuesday is predicted to be partly cloudy in general, with low clouds appearing over the eastern coast during the morning and a possibility of cumulus clouds formation by the afternoon in the east and south, along with rainfall. The winds are anticipated to be light to moderate, southeasterly to northeasterly, and occasionally strong with clouds causing blowing dust and sand, resulting in reduced horizontal visibility, with speeds reaching up to 45 Km/hr. The sea is expected to be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
The weather on Wednesday is expected to be partly cloudy, with low clouds appearing over the eastern coast during the morning and a chance of cumulus clouds formation by the afternoon east and southwards. The night and Thursday morning may experience humidity over some coastal areas. The winds are likely to be light to moderate, southeasterly to northeasterly, and may freshen at times, causing blowing dust during daytime with speeds reaching up to 40 Km/hr. The sea conditions will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
In conclusion, the UAE is currently experiencing fog formation and moderate to heavy rainfall. The NCM has advised caution and adherence to variable speed limits during the rainy weather. The weather forecast indicates the continuation of cloudy conditions with a possibility of cumulus clouds formation and rainfall in some areas. Citizens are urged to remain vigilant and prioritize safety during these weather conditions.