Dubai weather report: Cloudy and rainy days ahead
The UAE woke up to rain, low visibility and heavy clouds on Tuesday morning, and the national weather service predicted that the patch of weather will hang around for the rest of the week.
However, Wednesday morning saw no rain clouds in the sky – but visibility is very low, due to a hazy dust that has settled over the UAE.
Here’s what the rain looked like over the UAE at 9.20am on Tuesday – the light blue is drizzle and the dark green means heavy clouds:
And here’s a satellite image from 9.30am on Wednesday that shows the clouds have cleared:
The UAE’s National Centre For Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) predicts that there will be “chance of light rain” on Wednesday and Thursday.
The main issue, however, will remain low visibility due to sand in the atmosphere and fog (so be careful on the roads).
The temperature will fluctuate between 21 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius today (at 930am this morning it was 27 degrees).
The rest of the GCC is also seeing unusual weather for this time of year – with Saudi Arabia suffering from severe sandstorms earlier this week, and Qatar and Oman experiencing rain today.
Here’s a video that shows the slightly soggy commute many Dubai residents experienced yesterday morning:
Such a rare chance to see you here. I’m not gonna missed it – RAIN pic.twitter.com/wwJ1AaKUuZ
— angelie hope (@geliehofs) March 29, 2016
While the chance of rain will stick around for the next few days, it’s unlikely to be heavy – so we’re not likely to see this happening again:
– Photos: Getty