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Wet and Foggy Weather Expected This Week

Prepare yourselves for a week of unsettled weather and potential showers across the UAE

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20 October 2019

Last updated on 20 October 2019
by Rebecca Roberts
Weather in UAE October 2019

Following rainfall in two emirates, the country is preparing for more unsettled weather...

Residents in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah began their week with drizzles of rain, and this weather is expected to continue across parts of the UAE in the coming week.

According to the government's weather center, the National Centre for Meterology, extensive cloud cover, humidity, fog and outbreaks of rain are expected as we near towards the end of the month.

SEE ALSO: The UAE is using cloud-seeding to make it rain

Signs of the upcoming period of unsettled weather were evident to Dubai residents on Saturday morning, after HH Sheikh Hamdan shared stunning imagery of the city doused in fog.

Commuters are urged to take care during their early morning journeys, since morning fog could pose a problem for drivers on their way to work - especially since visibility is likely to reduce on all major roads.

Humidity in coastal cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and in the north of the UAE is also expected.

According to the NCM, daytime temperatures will reach a peak of about 35°C during the days ahead, with wind speed approaching 40kph that is also likely to make driving a challenge as sand is blown around.

Unsettled weather is likely to continue for much of the working week and into Friday.

Whilst rainfall is a welcome sight for many living in the UAE, previous stints of heavy downpours in recent years have caused chaos on the roads and for commuters.

When travelling anywhere in unsettled weather, drivers must slow down if they come across standing water, and should use their lights when visibility is poor.

Why does it rain in the UAE?

In an effort to increase rainfall in the country, the UAE is one of the first countries in the Arabian Gulf to adopt cloud-seeding methods. Using sophisticated weather radars, scientists at the National Centre of Meterology (NCM) are able to monitor the atmosphere of the country around the clock.