ABU DHABI 25 November 2018: The region will be affected by an extension of a surface low extending from the Red Sea and an extension of an upper air trough, associated with a cold air mass from the northwest, leading to unstable weather conditions, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), has said.
According to forecasts, clouds will form over scattered areas by Sunday afternoon, developing into some convective clouds associated with rainfall. The eastern and northern mountains will help to develop convective and rain clouds with different intensities accompanied by lightning and thunder at times.
The density of clouds will gradually reduce from Monday to Tuesday, with partly cloudy to cloudy weather with some rainfall especially east and northwards.
The south-eastern winds will freshen causing dust and sand to blow, with poor horizontal visibility over the exposed areas, becoming fresh north-westerly by Monday, with a significant fall in temperatures starting westward and extending gradually over the coasts and other areas of the country. Winds will be strong at times with towering clouds.
The sea is rough in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea and becoming very rough with cloud activity.
The NCM urged motorists to take all precautions while driving in the event of rain, as well as in poor visibility.
Rough sea in Arabian Gulf until 11 am
NCM, has warned against rough sea in the Arabian Gulf until 11 am
The centre attributed the unstable weather conditions to fresh southeasterly winds with a speed of 40 km/hr and wave height from 4 to 6 feet offshore.