Thursday, November 18, 2010

It may not rain on Eid day, dusty wind expected

16 Nov 2010, The  Gulf Today

SHARJAH: Eid day could be cloudy and cool, but rain or thunderstorm is unlikely, officials at Dubai Meteorology office said on Monday.
A spell of modest to heavy rain, coupled with thunderstorms and hailstorm, lashed different parts of the UAE on the eve of the Eid Al Adha. 
Tuesday will have “slight to moderate” winds that could also raise dust and affecting visibility, the weather office says. 
The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) warned public to be extremely vigilant while engaging in outdoor activities, which involves risks owing to unstable weather conditions.
“Hazardous weather patterns of exceptional severity are forecast. The public should keep abreast of the weather situation and comply with safety measures.” Sharjah received 4 mm water as the rain lasted for about two hours in the afternoon on Monday. Hailstorm was also reported in some parts of the emirate.