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Thunderstorms and rain set to continue across UAE

Chances of more unsettled weather likely in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain.

Thunderstorms and rain set to continue across UAE
BAD WEATHER: Sand blown up by strong winds has caused poor visibility across the emirates. (Getty Images)

Thunderstorms and rain are forecast to continue across the UAE on Wednesday.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) told Gulf News that chances of more unsettled weather was likely in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and the northern emirates.

Conditions will continue to be cloudy, with cover gradually increasing during the evening and night, the paper reported.

"There are chances of rain over islands and northern areas and that may be associated with thunderstorms during late in the night over the mountains," a forecaster told the paper.

Across the UAE strong winds blew up sand and dust into the air on Tuesday, making visibility a problem. Doctors have warned people with breathing problems to take care.

Temperatures have also fallen across the UAE, with the maximum daytime temperature down to 30 degrees, or 21 degrees in the mountains.

The lowest temperature was just 16 degrees in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah, the paper reported.