A truck moves at a slow pace during heavy rain in Sharjah's suburbs.
Emadeddine Khalil, Staff Reporter
A number of areas in the country, on Thursday, witnessed rainfall of varying intensity, as a result of the country being affected by an extension of a surface low pressure system from the east, accompanied with an extension of an upper air low pressure system, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).
The NCM also indicated that light to medium rain began at 1:00 pm on Al Owaid area in Sharjah and Al Shuaib area in Al Ain, while it was heavy on Sheikh Khalifa Road towards Al Shuaib and a number of other areas at 6:00 am UAE local time.
As for mercury recordings, the lowest temperature recorded in the country on Monday was 20.8°C in Rakna area in Al Ain city at 05:00 am, the NCM said.
As for mercury recordings, the lowest temperature monitored in the country on Thursday was 19.1°C in Jebel Mabrah in Ras Al Khaimah at 06:00 am, the NCM said.
The Centre also appealed to road users to exercise caution and follow traffic instructions in the area that may witness rainfall, and strong winds descending from cumulus clouds over some eastern areas, which may lead to the flying of solid objects with low horizontal visibility.
It is also necessary to stay away from the places of surface run-offs, the NCM added.
As for the weather forecast for the coming days, the NCM said that the weather on Friday would be fair in general and partly cloudy at times, with a chance of some rainy cumulus clouds formation eastward and southward by afternoon. Humid by night and Saturday morning with a probability of mist formation over some coastal and internal areas.
Light to moderate southeasterly becoming northwesterly winds, fresh to strong at times causing blowing dust and sand with clouds, with a speed of 15 – 25 reaching 45 km/hr. The sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea.
The weather is also expected to be fair in general and partly cloudy at times, with a chance of some cumulus clouds formation eastward by afternoon. Humid by night and Sunday morning with a chance of fog or mist formation over some coastal and internal areas.
Light to moderate southeasterly becoming northwesterly winds, freshening at times causing blowing dust during daytime, with a speed of 15 – 25 reaching 40 km/hr.
The sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.
The weather on Sunday and Monday is also expected to remain fair in general and partly cloudy at times, and clouds appear eastward might be cumulus by afternoon.
Humid by night and Monday morning with a chance of fog or mist formation over some coastal and internal areas. Light to moderate southeasterly to northeasterly winds, with a speed of 10 – 20 reaching 30 km/hr. The sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea.
Unstable weather conditions prevailed all across the UAE as heavy to moderate rain continued to lash various parts of the country on Thursday.
The Emirate of Fujairah and the cities of the emirate of Sharjah witnessed moderate rain on Saturday morning, which resulted in a significant decrease in temperatures and waterlogging in the main roundabouts and streets.
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The weather on Sunday and Monday is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy at times with a chance of drizzles to moderate and heavy rains at times on some areas, especially the northern, eastern and coastal ones, accompanied by a drop in temperature, especially in the west,..