Monday, January 7, 2008

Weathermen forecast more rain across the country

Weathermen forecast more rain across the country
By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief and Binsal Abdul Kader, Staff Reporter GULF NEWS Published: January 07, 2008, 12:13

Al Ain: There are chances of more rain in most parts of the country on Monday, said weathermen.

Hamad Nasir, Duty Forecaster at the Meteorological Office at Dubai International Airport, said strong winds would kick up dust. Sea would be very rough with waves as high as 10 to 20 feet, said Nasir. "We expect light rain almost all over the country," said Nasir.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) in Abu Dhabi, temperature has fallen below the normal scale, with around 17 degree Celsius in major cities.

It rained in almost all parts of the country in the morning. "Strong Shamal winds over the sea have caused the change in weather and it could continue till Tuesday," said Mohammad Abdullah, National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology.

He warned fishermen against going out into the sea until Tuesday. Suspended dust particles formed over Iraq and Kuwait are moving towards the UAE and it could worsen the condition, said the official.

There was no flight disruptions reported so far due to the change in weather condition.

Wind speed in Ras Al Khaimah: 18 knots; 17 knots in Abu Dhabi; 15 knots in Al Ain; 21knots in Fujairah; 17 knots in Dubai.

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