UAE weather authorities: Rain Expected During Eid Al Adha 2024 Holiday

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The UAE weather authorities have provided detailed forecasts for the upcoming days, specifically focusing on weather conditions during the Eid Al-Adha holiday period.

UAE Weather Forecast for Eid Al-Adha 2024

This period encompasses a mix of fair weather and the potential for significant cloud cover and precipitation, particularly on the first day of Eid.

From Thursday to Saturday, the weather across the UAE is expected to be generally fair, with intermittent periods of partial cloud cover. Winds will predominantly blow from the southwesterly to northwesterly direction, ranging from light to moderate speeds. These winds may occasionally intensify during the daytime, potentially causing blowing dust in certain areas. The sea conditions are forecast to be slight to moderate, with fluctuations observed primarily in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea regions.

Potential for Rainfall on Eid al-Adha

The focus shifts significantly on Sunday, June 16, marking the beginning of Eid Al-Adha in the UAE. On this day, meteorologists anticipate the formation of convective clouds over the northern and eastern regions of the UAE, possibly extending to internal areas. These cloud formations bring with them a heightened chance of rainfall across the affected areas.

Wind patterns are expected to shift slightly towards the southeasterly and northeasterly directions, with speeds ranging from light to moderate. Similar to previous days, daytime winds may escalate, leading to blowing dust in localized areas. Sea conditions are predicted to remain generally slight, maintaining consistency with the patterns observed in the preceding days.

  • Thursday, June 13: The weather will be fair with occasional clouds, featuring southwesterly to northwesterly winds. Wind speeds will range between 10 and 20 kmph, occasionally reaching up to 35 kmph.

  • Friday, June 14: Conditions remain fair, with partial cloud cover expected. Winds will continue from the southwesterly to northwesterly direction, similar to the previous day. Wind speeds will mirror those of Thursday, potentially causing blowing dust during daytime hours. Sea conditions will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and vary between slight and moderate in the Oman Sea.

  • Saturday, June 15: The weather outlook includes fair conditions with intermittent clouds, especially over the East Coast, by Sunday morning. Winds will shift from southeasterly to northeasterly directions, maintaining a light to moderate intensity. Similar to previous days, blowing dust is possible during daytime hours. Sea conditions are forecasted to be slight to moderate, with fluctuations anticipated in both the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.

  • Sunday, June 16: Fair weather conditions are anticipated with periods of cloud cover. There is a notable chance of convective cloud formation over the northern and eastern areas of the UAE, potentially extending to internal regions and accompanied by rainfall. Winds will predominantly blow from the southeasterly to northeasterly directions, with speeds increasing to 15 to 25 kmph and reaching up to 40 kmph during peak hours. The sea is expected to remain mild in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea, maintaining relatively stable conditions.

While the days leading up to Eid Al-Adha in the UAE promise fair weather with occasional cloud cover, Sunday presents a heightened likelihood of rainfall due to the formation of convective clouds. Residents and visitors are advised to stay informed about further updates from the National Centre of Meteorology as they plan their activities during this holiday period.

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