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UAE Braces for Continued Unsettled Weather as Rain and Wind Persist

The UAE is preparing for another round of wet weather next week following recent heavy rain, thunderstorms, and lightning that swept across the country.

The National Centre for Meteorology has issued warnings for additional rainfall and high winds, indicating that the unstable conditions are expected to prevail until Thursday.

In its latest five-day forecast, the weather bureau stated that Monday will be “partly cloudy at times… with a probability of rainfall over some coastal and western areas.” It also cautioned about winds possibly reaching speeds of up to 40 kph, which could lead to dusty conditions.

Despite the anticipated wet and windy weather, temperatures are projected to remain unusually high as November approaches. Daytime temperatures are forecasted to reach 36°C in Dubai and Al Ain on Monday, with a high of 35°C in Abu Dhabi, according to the NCM’s online weather map.

November typically marks the beginning of the UAE’s cooler weather season, with daytime temperatures usually dropping below 30°C toward the end of the month.

This week, weather warnings were issued as parts of the Emirates experienced heavy rainfall. The downpours began moving across Dubai and the Northern Emirates towards the eastern regions on Thursday afternoon.

In both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, heavy rain, thunder, and lightning were reported on Thursday evening, continuing into Friday morning in some parts of Dubai.

In response to the adverse weather, the UAE Cabinet advised public sector workers and public schools to return to remote working and distance learning on Friday. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also encouraged private-sector companies to implement flexible work arrangements.

Additionally, Abu Dhabi’s private schools were instructed to switch to distance learning on Friday, while Dubai’s private schools were urged to make similar arrangements due to the hazardous weather conditions.

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