Scattered Showers Possible in UAE

UAE residents can expect a mix of sunshine and clouds on Sunday, June 9th, with the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) predicting a chance of scattered showers in some eastern and internal areas. This potential for rain comes amidst rising temperatures, with highs reaching 47°C (116°F) in internal areas and 45°C (113°F) and 42°C (107°F) in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, respectively.

The NCM forecasts the formation of convective clouds in the afternoon, which are typically associated with brief bursts of rain. However, recent clarifications from Dr. Habib Ahmed, a senior meteorologist at the NCM, indicate that Dubai is unlikely to experience rainfall. The eastern Emirate of Fujairah and the inland city of Al Ain have the highest chance of seeing light showers.

While rain would be a welcome respite from the scorching temperatures, it's important to note that these showers are likely to be isolated and short-lived. The NCM also warns of dust blowing throughout the day due to light to moderate winds, which may freshen at times, reaching speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour (25 miles per hour).

The chance of rain underscores the UAE's transition into its summer season, characterized by high temperatures, humidity, and occasional short showers. The Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea are expected to have slight waves on Sunday.

Residents are advised to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day. With the potential for dust blowing, those with respiratory issues may want to take precautions. The NCM urges everyone to stay informed of the latest weather updates, particularly if they are planning outdoor activities.

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