Poor Visibility: Blustery, squally weather with gusty rain

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 11 April 2019: The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), has called on drivers and pedestrians to take all necessary precautions when on roads due to blowing dust and sand causing poor visibility.

The NCM, in its statement, warned of the poor visibility of less than 2,000 metres at times due to strong winds with speed reaching up to 60 km/hr across inland and exposed areas.

The UAE will be affected by an extension of surface low pressure, accompanied with an upper air low pressure leading to unstable weather conditions, associated with rainfall, thunder, lightning and strong winds.

The NCM said that from Tuesday night to Friday, the country will be affected by rainfall over scattered areas starting from the west and the coasts, extending toward the internal and Northern areas. And it is expected that rainfall will be with different intensities and at different periods accompanied by occasional thunder and lightning.

From Friday night to Sunday: As a result of the deepening of the upper-level low pressure that will be accompanied by a cold air mass, it is expected that the conditions will intensify, and there will be rain with different intensities over most areas, where its intensity increases from time to time, accompanied by hail as well as thunder, lightning and flash flooding, said Wam.

The wind will be moderate to fresh and strong at times especially with convective clouds, leading to a rough sea and dust with poor horizontal visibility.

Dubai Gazette