UAE weekend weather: Rain, 12-foot waves

rainfall in uaeStrong northwesterly winds will bring rain to parts of the UAE in the early hours of Friday, with 12-foot waves prompting the country’s Met Office to issue a marine alert for the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.

The system is gradually expected to dissipate over the weekend, with the UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) stating the weather should clear by noon on Sunday.

Speaking to ‘Emirates 24|7’, a spokesperson for the NCMS stated: “The strong northwesterly winds that took effect on Thursday night would bring light rain in the early hours of Friday morning over the western parts of the UAE, with wind speeds over the sea reaching highs of 65kms per hour.

“A marine warning has been issued for the Arabian Gulf with very rough seas and wave height reaching highs of 12 feet or so; the Oman Sea will also be rough over this period, with the water body calming by late Saturday.”

The spokesperson for the NCMS further stated: “The weather on Friday will remain partly cloudy over parts of the UAE, with rising humidity levels giving way to a slim chance of early morning fog over the western internal areas such as Al Ain.

“The weather on Saturday will follow in similar pattern, with the temperatures gradually dropping by a degree or so.”


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