Temperatures could dip below zero degrees in parts of the UAE

Temperatures are set to fall “significantly” on Thursday and Friday

Temperatures are set to fall “significantly” on Thursday and Friday in the UAE, the country’s met department has said.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) predicted that temperatures could even drop below zero degrees over high mountains in the country.

“A chance of scattered rainfall, especially over coastal and northern areas, may associate with some freezing rain over high mountains,” it added.

Jebel Jais – in Ras Al Khaimah, is the highest mountain in the UAE at about 1,910 metres. It records the country’s lowest temperatures in winter, and has also witnessed snowfall in the past.

NCMS also forecast that strong northwesterly winds could cause rising dust and sand in the country on Thursday and Friday, with poor visibility expected in exposed areas. Seas are also anticipated to be “rough to very rough”.

The cool weather will continue on Saturday and Sunday with cloudy to partly cloudy conditions expected to persist – especially towards north and east.

The northwesterly winds – especially over the sea, will decrease in speed gradually by Sunday night, NCMS added.