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Rain across the UAE expected until Thursday as accidents slow traffic

ABU DHABI // Residents can expect patches of rain across the country for the next two days.

Conditions will be unstable with potential thunder and rain, the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology said.

On Tuesday morning, forecasters reported light rain in Umm Al Quwain, Khalifa City in the capital and over airports in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Al Bateen.

AddressTuesday’s weather forecast. Courtesy National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology

Strong, cooling winds will pick up dust and cause haze, reducing visbility to less than 900 metres over Al Maktoum International Airport.

Forecasters warned residents to be on high alert for sudden changes of weather.

An accident was reported on Rashid bin Saeed Street in Abu Dhabi, resulting in heavy congestion.

In Dubai, police said there was heavy traffic on Al Ittihad Road from Sharjah after the Al Mamzar Bridge.

Another accident was reported on Al Rebat Interchange oppospite Mirdif City Centre Mall, heading towards Umm Ramool, according to @TrafficDXB.

Long tailbacks were also reported on Amman Street from Sahara Centre.

Temperatures will range between 15°C to 30°C along the coast, 9°C to 21°C in the mountains and 13°C to 32°C inland.

Humidity will peak at 74 per cent across coastal regions and at 85 per cent in internal areas and in the mountains.

Rough conditions with fresh to strong winds in the Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman were also forecast.​

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