Shamal winds to lower mercury before onslaught of Gulf summer

Weather Alert: Watch out for fog or mist early morning

DUBAI 5 April 2017: Strong shamal winds are expected to lower the rising mercury in the UAE – but will result in blowing sand and rough seas – making for at times difficult driving and sailing conditions.

After the rains of the past week had gone, the temperatures had started rising with Muscat at one time experiencing 41°C. But the forecast for the UAE says the mercury will be at a low of 17°C. Coastal cities will have a pleasant day – temperature-wise, says the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).

Wednesday: Fair in general and partly cloudy at times. Another fall in temperatures. Fresh northwesterly wind, becoming strong over the sea, causing blowing dust and sand with poor visibility over exposed areas.

The wind speed will decrease by night. The relative humidity will increase by night and early morning over coastal and internal areas with a chance of mist/fog. Sea will very rough, rough by night in Arabian Gulf and rough to moderate in Oman Sea.

Thursday: Fair in general and partly cloudy at times. Fresh winds over the sea , becoming moderate by afternoon . The relative humidity will increase by night and early morning over coastal and internal areas with a chance of mist/fog.

Sea will be rough at first, moderate by afternoon in the Arabian Gulf & Moderate to rough at times in Oman Sea.

 – By Sheena Amos