UAE authorities have issued a yellow weather alert, as rain and thunder are expected across the country on Monday and Tuesday.
The National Centre of Meteorology issued alerts for some parts of the Emirates and urged people to “be aware” of the wet weather.
Al Falah, Bani Yas and the area around the international airport in the capital, parts of Al Ain and Al Dhafra region received light showers on Monday morning.
Temperatures are set to reach 32ºC in Dubai and 35ºC in Abu Dhabi on Monday but it will be cloudy at times, the NCM said. It has predicted rain on Monday and Tuesday.
It will be dusty and cloudy at times, accompanied by some convective clouds, the forecaster said in its weekly bulletin.
A severe dust storm has been sweeping across the UAE since Monday morning, prompting the authorities to issue an alert for motorists and safety guidelines for residents.
The Ministry of Interior urged road users to drive cautiously due to the unstable weather conditions.
Some parts of the country, including Dubai, witnessed light rains in the morning.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has also warned about a reduction in horizontal visibility to less than 1000 meters around the Abu Dhabi Airport area.
NCM advisory for residents:
- Drive with caution and follow traffic rules
- Do not expose yourself to dust directly
- Lock all doors and windows to prevent dust from entering the house
- Monitor official weather forecasts
- The authority has also urged members of the pubbic to follow only official reports and avoid spreading any rumours.