Monday, May 27

After Flooding, Strong Winds Hit UAE; Yellow Alert Issued

Edited by Fazal Rahman Chembulangad

After suffering the havoc wreaked by the excessive rainfall and the resultant flooding, UAE appears to be bracing for another challenge as strong winds have begun hitting the country’s shores today. Active winds, with speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour have reached the western regions, especially in Abu Dhabi.

To ward off the potential casualties, the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a yellow alert, asking the residents to be alert during their activities outside. 

The change started at around 9.45 am today and is predicted to last till 7 pm. The powerful winds have decreased the horizontal visibility to less than 200 metres, according to the NCM. 

Notably, the weather forecast of the UAE has remained partly cloudy while some northern and eastern areas experienced full cloudy weather with a potential for rainfall. 

As per the NCM report, the humidity is expected to be more humid by Wednesday, and the a chance of fog or mist formation over some coaster regions. The maximum temperature is anticipated to tough 42 degrees Celsius in the internal areas. In the mountainous region, the projected temperature will be 13 degrees census.  

In two of the major cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the maximum temperature could rise to 41 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature is projected to be 24 and 29 degrees Celsius

In Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the maximum temperature could rise to 41ºC and 39ºC, respectively, while the minimum is expected to be 24ºC and 29ºC, respectively