UAE weather forecast from April 15 to 19

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The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has forecast unstable weather accompanied by rainfall of varying intensities starting on Monday evening (April 15).

According to the UAE weather bureau, the adverse weather conditions are expected to continue until Wednesday, with wind speeds of up to 70kph.

On Monday, rain is expected in Abu Dhabi from 7pm onwards, while heavy rainfall is expected in Dubai from 11pm, with rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning at around 4am on Tuesday.

In Abu Dhabi, heavy rain is expected in Al Dhafra, moving towards Abu Dhabi city in the evening and extending towards Dubai and the northern emirates.

MOHRE urges companies to take precautions

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has called on private sector companies to take precautions, particularly if their employees have to work outdoors.

“In light of the exceptional weather conditions forecasted for the UAE, and in co-ordination with relevant authorities across the country, we advise private sector companies to take all necessary precautions and make sure that occupational health and safety requirements are met to ensure the safety of their workers during the expected period of weather fluctuations,” according to MOHRE in a statement.

In Ras Al Khaimah, authorities announced that public schools will switch to online learning on Tuesday and Wednesday. Parks and beaches will also be closed. Here is the five-day weather forecast:

Monday, April 15

Unstable weather, accompanied by convective clouds with rainfall of different intensities over scattered areas. Moderate to fresh winds, and strong at times especially with clouds, causing blowing dust and sand reducing the horizontal visibility. The sea will be moderate, becoming rough to very rough with clouds in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in Oman Sea.

Tuesday, April 16

Unstable weather will continue, accompanied by convective clouds with rainfall of different intensities over scattered areas, and a significant decrease in temperatures. Moderate to fresh Southeasterly becoming to Northwesterly winds, strong at times especially with clouds activity causing blowing dust and sand reducing the horizontal visibility, with a speed of 25 – 35 reaching 70 km/hr. The sea will be rough and very rough with clouds in the Arabian Gulf and rough in Oman Sea.

Wednesday, April 17

Partly cloudy in general and cloudy with rainfall over some Northern and Eastern areas. Humid by night and Thursday morning over some internal and coastal areas. Light to moderate Northwesterly to Southwesterly winds, freshening at times causing blowing dust, with a speed of 10 – 25 reaching 40 km/hr. The sea will be rough to moderate, becoming slight by evening in the Arabian Gulf and rough to moderate in Oman Sea.

Thursday, April 18

Fair in general and partly cloudy at times, especially Northward. With an increase in temperatures. Humid by night and Friday morning with a chance of fog or mist formation over some coastal and internal areas. Light to moderate Southwesterly to Northwesterly winds, freshening at times, with a speed of 10 – 25 reaching 40 km/hr. The sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and moderate to slight in Oman Sea.

Friday, April 19

Fair in general and partly cloudy at times. Humid by night and Saturday morning with a chance of fog or mist formation over some coastal and internal areas. Light to moderate Southwesterly becoming Northeasterly winds, with a speed of 10 – 20 reaching 30 km/hr. The sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

ICA/Expat Media | Source: National Centre of Meteorology


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