Sand­storm hits parts of UAE, hazy weather to con­tinue

Khaleej Times - - NATION - re­porters@khalee­j­ Staff Re­porter

dubai — Hand­ker­chief, face mask or an um­brella are es­sen­tial items peo­ple who are go­ing out should carry to­day and to­mor­row as the coun­try will con­tinue to ex­pe­ri­ence hazy and dusty weather con­di­tion with chances of some scat­tered rain, ac­cord­ing to a fore­cast by the Na­tional Cen­tre of Me­te­o­rol­ogy (NCM).

UAE res­i­dents woke up on Tues­day morn­ing with sand­storm hit­ting parts of the coun­try and re­duc­ing vis­i­bil­ity at sev­eral places. The NCM re­ported blow­ing dust over Swei­hen, Al Min­hand and parts of Abu Dhabi. The sand­storm also hit Dubai and Shar­jah while light rain was re­ported in some ar­eas.

An NCM spokesper­son told Khaleej Times that the weather for to­day and to­mor­row will be hazy at times, with rel­a­tive fall in tem­per­a­ture.

Mo­torists are ad­vised to drive care­fully and keep a safe dis­tance be­tween cars be­cause fresh winds with blow­ing dust will re­sult in poor vis­i­bil­ity at less than 2,000 me­tres in some ar­eas. It will also be partly cloudy with a lit­tle chance of rain in eastern parts of the coun­try and Al Ain in the morn­ing. The tem­per­a­ture will reg­is­ter a fall by at least five de­grees along the coastal ar­eas.

To­mor­row, the weather will re­main partly cloudy in gen­eral and hazy at times, with an­other slight fall in tem­per­a­tures. Mod­er­ate winds may cause blow­ing dust over the ex­posed ar­eas and the rel­a­tive hu­mid­ity is likely to in­crease by night and early morn­ing over some in­ter­nal and coastal ar­eas with a chance of fog/mist for­ma­tion.

The sea will be rough in the Ara­bian Gulf and rough to mod­er­ate in Oman Sea.

Pho­tos by Juidin Bernarrd, M. Sa­j­jad and Ryan Lim

A worker cleans street lights at Uni­ver­sity City Road in Shar­jah dur­ing sand­storm and (right) a Dubai Metro runs in the hazy weather on Tues­day. —

Dusty weather cov­ers the sky­line of Abu Dhabi on Tues­day.

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