United Arab Emirates (UAE) will witness partly cloudy and mostly sunny weather on Monday (today), with a chance of slight rain in the afternoon.
In a daily forecast, The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said, “Fair to partly cloudy, with a chance of some convective clouds formation by afternoon, Eastward and Northward, extending to some internal areas, may be associated with some rainfall.”
Abu Dhabi’s Al Ain, Sweihan, Rakna, most parts of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Jais mountains, will see partly cloudy weather and scattered rainfall. And, Fujairah will receive heavy rainfall today.
According to the NCM official, four cloud seeding flights were dispatched after convective clouds were monitored over the country, to maximise rainfall in the region. The cloud seeding flights will be on standby to monitor and seed Monday’s clouds too.
Strong winds caused by the clouds are expected to blow dust across the country especially in the afternoon. Moderate to fresh winds will cause blowing dust and sand during the daytime.
The country’s weather bureau has advised residents to exercise caution while driving due to poor horizontal visibility caused by rainfall and dust. Rainwater can also cause flooding, so it is best to avoid such areas.
Humidity levels across the UAE are expected to hit 80-85 per cent in coastal areas and internal areas. In the mountainous regions, it will go up to a maximum of 60 per cent.
The sea is expected to be slight to moderate both in the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea till 10am today.