UAE Winter Officially Starts With Cloudy Days Coming |

UAE Winter Officially Starts With Cloudy Days Coming

Following the sighting of the Antares star, winter in the region has arrived

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11 December 2018

Last updated on 11 December 2018
by Rebecca Roberts
Cloudy weather in UAE for winter

Cloudy days are headed our way...

For those of you who think it's turned cold already, you might be surprised to learn it's only going to get colder.

With winter in the UAE officially starting just a few days ago - after the sighting of the Antares star - colder temperatures are expected to arrive, and should stick around for up to 40 days until mid-Jan next year.

The shift in temperature is often accompanied with strong winds and rainfall - and it seems this week, expectations haven't failed.

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The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) have confirmed that while temperatures won't actually fall, it will feel cooler across the country due to the moderate northwesterly winds.

Due to these strong winds, the NCM have warned that wave heights may reach between 4 to 6 feet - peaking at 7 feet - today and the rest of the week. Residents are cautioned to "be on the look out if you go for outdoor activities".

The three-day forecast shared by the NCM shows that the weather is expected to be partly cloudy and windy until Thursday, with high levels of humidity across internal areas of the country.

For those of you wishing for rain to come - the chances are slim, but the good news is that maximum temperatures will reach 29°C along coastal areas, with lows of 15°C inwards.