Long Weekend Weather: Blowing sand and rough seas play spoilsport

good news is that the mercury is not expected to rise beyond 36°C

ABU DHABI 21 April 2017: Sandstorms caused by strong winds and rough seas may play spoilsport to the long weekend that the UAE has embarked upon.

The good news is that the mercury is not expected to rise beyond 36°C – relatively cool for tis time of the year.

Our weather agency, National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NSCMS) has warned outdoors-lovers to be careful about driving conditions as well as about beach and sailing activities.

FRIDAY: Fair to partly cloudy weather in general and hazy at times, says NCMS. Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds, becoming strong especially over the sea, causing blowing dust/sand and horizontal visibility will decrease over the open land areas.

Sea will be rough to very rough in the Arabian Gulf and rough in Oman Sea.

SATURDAY: Fair to partly cloudy weather in general and hazy at times. Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds, becoming strong especially over the sea, causing blowing dust/sand with poor visibility over the open land areas. Wind speed will subside by night and Sunday early morning.

Relative humidity will increase by night and Sunday early morning, with a chance of fog/mist.

Sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman sea, becoming moderate gradually by Sunday early morning.

By Sheena Amos