Rain expected across the UAE this weekend

Heavy rains hit Sharjah and other parts of the UAE on Tuesday

The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology has predicted scattered rains across the UAE over the weekend.

The forecast came as heavy rains forced the closure of parts of the Wadi Al Helou road, which links the cities of Sharjah and Kalba, in both directions on Tuesday.

Read: Video: Heavy rains in parts of the UAE, Sharjah-Kalba road closed

In a weather update, the organisation said east, northeast and southeast winds would combine to bring moist air to the country from Thursday to Saturday.

“The extension of the surface Red Sea Trough leads to a state of instability, which combines the northeasterly winds with the southeasterly winds loads loaded with water vapour over the UAE.

“This would cause clouds to form with rainfall in different areas, sometimes accompanied with thunderstorms.”

Poor visibility of as little as 2,000m is also expected outside of coastal areas through Thursday afternoon.

Moderate to heavy rains hit Sharjah and other parts of the UAE on Tuesday including Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah.