UAE weather: Temperatures to cross 30ºC this weekend before rain hits

UAE weather: Temperatures to cross 30ºC this weekend before rain hits

Temperatures are set to cross 30ºC on Sunday after which rain is expected next week.

The mercury is expected to hit 32ºC in Dubai and 35ºC in Abu Dhabi on Monday but it will be cloudy at times, the National Centre for Meteorology said.

The weather forecaster has predicted rain on Monday and Tuesday.

It will be dusty and partly cloudy to cloudy at times accompanied by some convective clouds with a chance of rainfall over scattered areas of the country especially northern, eastern and coastal areas, it said in its weekly weather bulletin.

The change in temperature, cloudy conditions and haze will whip up winds, resulting in rough conditions in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.

It is expected the mercury will dip slightly over the next few days but it will remain sunny.

In Dubai, it will be 27ºC on Wednesday and Thursday, and 29ºC on Friday. Weather conditions will be similar in the capital.

Earlier this week, light showers, accompanied by thunder at times, fell on Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Masafi, Al Ain, Ghantoot and some parts of Abu Dhabi city.

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