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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - WEATHER

Dubai Municipality launches meteorological radar project

Posted on 04/05/2017

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality inaugurated the Meteorological Radar project, which was launched by the Municipality in the field of Geodetic Survey. The project is implemented as part of the development of the early warning system for weather forecasting and monitoring of climate change and its impact on all regions of the Emirate of Dubai. The radar can detect rain drops in the clouds from a distance of 200 km as well as identify the types of thunderstorms and ...  >>MORE

UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science shortlists most promising proposals from its Third Cycle Submissions

Posted on 03/05/2017

The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has shortlisted 15 high-quality pre-proposals from the 201 submissions received for the Third Cycle of its grant award competition. Reflecting its growing international status as a leading platform in rain enhancement science, the Program has been able to call on the advice of a panel of noted experts from leading institutions around the world in order to select an impressive shortlist of innovative new ideas. Launched by the Ministry of ...  >>MORE

Rainwater levels in UAE dams reached 9.4 million cubic metres in March

Posted on 04/04/2017

Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, has estimated that the amount of water collected in the reservoirs of dams and embankments in the UAE, resulting from the heavy rainfall from 23rd to 27th March, reached about 9.4 million cubic metres. The Minister stated that the quantities of water were collected from 18 dams in the northern and central regions. He added that the water collected in Wadi Al Beeh dam in Ras al-Khaimah, built in 1982, was considered the largest ...  >>MORE

Rains continue in Western Region

Posted on 27/02/2017

Rains, which began to pour from the first morning hours on Sunday, have continued to rain on towns in Western Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. There was joy on the faces of children and adults about the rains. Some have gone to streets to celebrate and enjoy this wonderful atmosphere. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302599881 ...  >>MORE

222m gallons of rainwater harvested in 3 days

Posted on 09/10/2016

Over 222 million gallons of water was harvested in the UAE's dams, following the rainfall in the past three days. Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-secretary of the Energy Ministry, said the ministry, in line with the cabinet resolution no. 7 for 2016, mandating it to handle the country's water sector, was working to realise the objectives of the strategy for developing water resources, avoiding risks of floods and sustaining water harvesting techniques. He added that the ministry started in ...  >>MORE

‘Hottest days’ to be over soon in UAE

Posted on 11/08/2016

The year's "hottest days” may soon be over as temperatures are expected to gradually drop in less than two weeks, forecasters said on Wednesday. Forecasters said July and August are the hottest months in the UAE when the maximum temperature is between 48 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees. But come August 22, the mercury will start to go down — albeit slowly. "Starting on August 22, the temperatures will gradually decrease. As to how much, we cannot really say as it varies from year to year but ...  >>MORE

MoI advises motorists to exercise caution while driving during low visibility condition to avoid accidents

Posted on 05/08/2016

The Ministry of Interior on Thursday urged motorists to drive carefully and safely as a result of low visibility formed by dusts and sands, particularly on sides of desert highways that have no windbreaks. In a road warning statement, the ministry advised motorists to remain cautious, reduce speed and leave sufficient distance between vehicles so as to avoid accidents. In cases of low visibility, motorists should park their cars on the right shoulder of the road and turn on the hazard lights ...  >>MORE

Hot to very hot days ahead in UAE

Posted on 22/07/2016

Hazy and hot to very hot weather will continue to prevail over the country with a slight increase in temperatures expected on Saturday. "There will be no big difference in the weather for the weekend but we expect a 1 degree Celsius to 2C increase in temperatures, with internal areas probably reaching 50C. The southerly flow will dominate our area till the end of the week,” a forecaster from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) told Gulf News. Convective clouds, or clouds ...  >>MORE

High temperatures to persist in UAE

Posted on 17/07/2016

The very high temperatures experienced across the UAE last week are expected to stay for the next few days. However, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has denied rumours circulating on social media that temperatures will reach unbearable levels in the GCC countries in the coming days. In a statement NCMS said that the rumours stating that temperatures will reach intolerable levels — between 51 and 70 degrees Celsius — are untrue. They urged people to ignore information ...  >>MORE

Dubai Maritime City Authority launches weather portal

Posted on 13/07/2016

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai's maritime sector, has launched ‘Smart Weather,' a new mobile-friendly online portal to provide vital weather information and advice. Smart Weather displays onshore and offshore maritime weather status and forecasts for a period of nine days in advance, updates many times per day and is easily accessible throughout the day via smart devices. It provides ...  >>MORE

NCMS weather forecast advises of continuing high temperatures

Posted on 06/07/2016

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, has issued a forecast advising of fair weather in general, although it will become a little hazy and partly cloudy at times, especially over southern and western areas. Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 44 to 45 degrees Celsius during the day, falling as low as 27 or 28 degrees overnight in some areas. Towering clouds will develop at times over the eastern mountainous areas by the afternoon, and these may be associated with ...  >>MORE

UAE weather: Temperatures to climb over the weekend

Posted on 23/06/2016

Temperatures will continue to climb during the weekend with a chance of mist forming, especially in the west. The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology forecast partly cloudy to hazy skies across UAE, except the eastern areas, where more clouds may form. Moderate wind may freshen during the day towards the east and northwards, causing some blowing dust and reducing horizontal visibility at times. Temperatures will hit a maximum of 44°C along the coast, with highs of 47°C in the ...  >>MORE

NCMS forecast sporadic rainfall in western Abu Dhabi, rough seas

Posted on 16/04/2016

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, has said that there will be cumulus clouds accompanied by some rain, lightning and thunder with strong winds which will stir up sand and dust and lower visibility in some exposed areas. The Centre has urged motorists to be more cautious, drive slowly and leave enough distance between vehicles due to winds aggravating dust and sand. In a statement released yesterday, the NCMS also said that sporadic rain of varying intensity will fall ...  >>MORE

NCMS issues weather report for week ahead

Posted on 13/04/2016

The Meteorology Department of the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, has issued a weather report for Tuesday to Friday, saying that on Tuesday and Wednesday the UAE will be affected by a surface low pressure extending over the south western areas of the Arab Peninsula associated with different amounts of clouds from the west and southwest. The weather will be partly cloudy and hazy in general, with rise in temperatures by Tuesday over some areas. Cloud amounts will gradually ...  >>MORE

Light-to-moderate rains hit UAE on Friday; sunshine seen on Saturday

Posted on 02/04/2016

Residents woke to overcast skies and light-to-moderate rain in coastal areas such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah on Friday morning. Showers started pouring over Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Dubai, and Sharjah at around 8am Friday, according to the UAE Met Office. Ajman received its own light showers at 4am while Al Qalaa, Dalma and Al Jazeera had light rain at 1am. Ghayathi and Jebel Dhanna on the other hand received moderate rain. The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) warned ...  >>MORE

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in UAE

Posted on 22/03/2016

Rain and thundershowers affected scattered parts of UAE from Monday night until early morning Tuesday as brief downpours and isolated waterlogging are expected to come this week. Abu Dhabi city had heavy thundery rain at 6am Tuesday while heavy rain was recorded over Al Dhafra at around 5.40am and Baynunah and Al Mafra at around 3am, according to the UAE Met Office. Khalifa City and Tareef witnessed moderate rain at around 4.50am. Dubai, including the Al Maktoum International Airport, ...  >>MORE

UAE wakes up to heavy fog on weekend

Posted on 20/02/2016

Severe fog is causing low visibility is various parts of the UAE with dense patches on Abu Dhabi - Al Ain road, Abu Dhabi - Dubai road and Al Ain - Dubai road, according to NCMS. Also affected are areas in Jebel Ali, Al Minhad and Liwa. Motorists are urged to stay cautious and safe. Twitter handle @trafficdxb posted "Extremely Foggy Weather in #Dubai. Plz Do Not Use Flashers. Just drove from Downtown on Al Khail to Sports City."- Khaleej Times - >>MORE

Rainfall in Fujairah for second day in row

Posted on 18/02/2016

Fujairah and its surrounding areas and villages experienced torrential to medium rainfall today. The rainfall ranged between medium and heavy, and was accompanied by lightning and thunder, causing a drop in temperature and increasing the water flow in the valleys. The sky is still cloudy which promises more rain in the coming hours. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ->>MORE

Abu Dhabi Executive Council adopts flexible work hours during bad weather conditions to ensure employees' safety

Posted on 07/02/2016

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council issued a circular to government entities and companies operating in Abu Dhabi requesting the adoption of controls and regulations, and the taking of necessary measures to guarantee flexible office working hours for employees in bad weather conditions in order to ensure their safety and avoid road accidents. The circular included a number of guidelines that ask government entities to set the appropriate internal regulations, controls and instructions to guarantee ...  >>MORE

Heavy rainfall caused rise in water level in Wasit Wetland Centre

Posted on 28/01/2016

Heavy rainfall caused a rise in water levels to 80mm in Wasit Wetland Centre's lagoons recently. The rain that hit areas across the UAE in January 2016 was measured at 60mm, providing a wetland habitat for migratory animals, plants and birds in the Wasit Nature Reserve. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah, said, "The rising water levels in the centre's lagoons guarantee a wetter habitat, and ecological diversity will significantly help ...  >>MORE

Thick fog envelops parts of the UAE

Posted on 23/01/2016

Residents woke up to find many parts of the UAE blanketed in layers of fog Saturday morning. Visibility was poor on many roads in Dubai and Abu Dhabi but no traffic situations or accidents were reported so far, partially aided by low weekend traffic in the morning. Check Gulf News weather pages for more updates Reports of Fog and mist started to come in last night itself from Ras Al Khaima, Sweihan and Liwa and by morning it has spread to more areas including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. ...  >>MORE

Rain falls in parts of UAE

Posted on 27/12/2015

Rain of varying intensities fell on most emirates on Saturday, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) confirmed. Officials at NCMS said clouds will amass over some areas, with a continued chance of rainfall. "We will also be experiencing a fall in temperatures,” he said, "There will be moderate to fresh winds in general, especially over the sea, causing blowing dust and haze over exposed areas.” As visibility may be impaired at times, drivers are advised to keep caution. ...  >>MORE

UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science committee meet to select 2015 cycle winners

Posted on 16/11/2015

The UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science has held a final evaluation meeting to decide on the winners of its inaugural competition cycle. Launched by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE earlier this year, and overseen by the UAE National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, the programme is an ambitious initiative of global scope designed to stimulate rain enhancement research. The final objective is to use the insights from this research to increase rainfall ...  >>MORE

Rain and high winds batter the UAE

Posted on 13/11/2015

Dark skies and scattered rain greeted many people across the country as they woke up on Thursday. The downfalls created disarray across the roads as some drivers struggled with the conditions. A lorry swerved and tipped over on Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Sharjah, causing several car pile-ups and huge tailbacks and in Ajman, there were 15 to 20 minor car crashes. Police in Dubai did not have figures available. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology tweeted a video on Thursday of a ...  >>MORE

Cyclone Chapala may have no direct impact on UAE: NCMS

Posted on 31/10/2015

Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the centre of the Arabian Sea, may have no direct impact on the UAE, according to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). 'Chapala may generate clouds in the south of the UAE as a result of a strong high pressure system on land and upper atmosphere extending from north-east Iran and Pakistan and east Caspian Sea. Accordingly, this will make it difficult for the tropical system to head towards the UAE, the NCMS said in a statement. ...  >>MORE

ADP Traffic urges drivers to be cautious in foggy conditions

Posted on 18/09/2015

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police has called upon motorists to reduce their speeds and to exercise caution while driving in conditions of fog or low visibility. The Directorate also recommends that motorists stay up-to-date with the weather forecasts by following the news bulletins, as low visibility conditions occur throughout the year. Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Chief of the Public Relations Section at the Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Directorate, advised motorists ...  >>MORE

National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology’s Channel to begin broadcasting via YouTube

Posted on 25/08/2015

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology yesterday launched its channel, UAE Weather, on a channel that specialises in broadcasting weather bulletins, videos and programmes to reach a wider audience and aiming to unify sources of meteorological and seismic information in order to avoid the spread of rumours across Internet and social networking sites. The YouTube channel is the first of its kind in the Arab world in the field of meteorology, providing daily weather forecasts and ...  >>MORE

Heavy rains in early August results in collection of 54,000 cubic meters of water in dams and barriers across the Eastern Region

Posted on 08/08/2015

The Ministry of Environment and Water reported that the heavy rains experienced last Sunday (August 2, 2015) has led to water harvesting estimated of 54,000 cubic meters of water or equivalent to 12 million gallons in the reservoirs of dams and breakers located in the Eastern Region. Mariam Mohammed Saeed Hareb, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Water Resources and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Environment and Water, said that the heavy rains witnessed in the Masafi area resulted in the ...  >>MORE

Hailstorm, rains in Ras Al Khaimah; valleys flooded

Posted on 03/08/2015

Hailstorms and heavy rains lashed Masafi and other areas in Ras Al Khaimah on Sunday. Al Ajili valley in Ras Al Khaimah witnessed heavy rains for the second day, which led to flooding. Heavy rains were also reported from Fujairah. The National Centre of Metrology and Seismology (NCMS) said a heavy cloud cover is expected over the southern and eastern areas of the country today and tomorrow. Cloudy conditions will prevail by afternoon with chances of rainfall. Moderate winds in general, ...  >>MORE

88m gallons of rainwater collected

Posted on 02/08/2015

An estimated 400,000 cubic metres of rainwater, equivalent to 88 million gallons, was collected in the Central Region's dams after heavy rains, known as Al Rawayeh rains, on July 27, the Ministry of Environment and Water revealed. Eng Mariam Mohammad Saeed Hareb, acting assistant undersecretary for water resources and nature conservation at the ministry, said: "The valleys of Al Shawka, Al Qassaa and Al Kashish witnessed heavy rain, especially the basin of Al Shawka valley which led to water ...  >>MORE

Sandstorm forecast after rain in Sharjah, Fujairah, RAK

Posted on 01/08/2015

Intermittent medium to heavy rains this evening lashed a number of areas in the Emirates of Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. The rains were accompanied by thunder and lightning. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has urged motorists to exercise caution, reduce speed and leave enough space among vehicles due to a sandstorm that could cause poor visibility over the next three days. It referred in a statement issued yesterday to the forming of cumulus cloud ...  >>MORE

UAE's 'rain makers' wring every drop of water from clouds

Posted on 25/07/2015

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is striving to capture every drop of rain it can wring from the clouds that pass over the desert nation. In the blazing sunshine at Al Ain airport, a twin-propeller Beechcraft stands ready to fly into action at a moment's notice on a cloud-seeding mission. The plane is armed with salt flares that are fired into a promising cloud to increase condensation and hopefully trigger a downpour. The UAE, an oil-rich federation of about eight million people, ranks ...  >>MORE

Over 219,300 cubic meters of rainwater harvested in UAE central region

Posted on 24/07/2015

The Ministry of Environment and Water has announced that an estimated 219,300 cubic meters of water, or 48 million gallons, flowed into lakes and dams located in the country's central region following rainfall on July 14th, 2015. According to Mariam Mohammed Saeed Hareb, Acting Assistant Under-secretary for Water Resources and Nature Conservation, the medium to heavy rains that poured down on the central region also affected the northern area of Shoka and the south region of Philly. She added ...  >>MORE

Summer showers bring relief to RAK

Posted on 16/07/2015

Heavy showers lashed the southern areas of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah late on Tuesday and early Wednesday. The rain, which lasted for a short time, flooded the mountain passes at the valleys of Shawkah, Barraq, Asafni and Kadra, according to residents there. There was a significant drop in the mercury levels in most southern areas and residents were seen enjoying the rare summer rains. Ahmed Sultan, a resident of Shawkah area, said the sky became heavy with clouds and it rained for some ...  >>MORE

Abdullah Al Mandoos: launch of first Arab professional weather forecast channel will unify reports and avoid rumours

Posted on 22/06/2015

Dr. Abdullah Al Mandoos, Executive Director of the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, NCMS, has said the launch of the first professional Arab channel on meteorology on YouTube will unify reports and avoid rumours circulated by social networking media on the Internet. In an exclusive statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Al Mandoos said that the weather channel will be launched after Eid al-Fitr and will broadcast daily and weekly weather programmes in both Arab and English. ...  >>MORE

Masdar advises workers how to stay safe in the summer heat

Posted on 19/06/2015

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, has advised workers employed on projects in Masdar City, as part of the contractor management programme, on how to stay healthy and safe during the high summer temperatures as part of its heat stress safety awareness campaign, launched this week. The heat stress safety awareness campaign, now in its fourth year, includes advice for workers on how to stay well hydrated and how to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other hazards. ...  >>MORE

UAE’s Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science narrows down the field of potential innovators

Posted on 15/06/2015

Following an intensive evaluation process, the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science has selected the most promising pre-proposals from the field of world-leading experts seeking to join the programme. A total of 15 research teams have been invited to proceed to the next stage of the competition and prepare full proposals for submission. Among the shortlisted proposals are projects offering some of the most creative ideas on cloud forecasting and modification, modelling and the ...  >>MORE

ASHOBA weakens into tropical depression

Posted on 13/06/2015

Tropical storm ASHOBA has weakened to a tropical depression, according to UAE's National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). In a statement issued Friday, the NCMS said the latest satellite imagery and observations, in addition to weather reports from the main regional centres, indicated that tropical storm ASHOBAA has been downgraded to a tropical depression, as surface wind speeds decrease gradually around the centre of the storm to 37 to 61 kilometres per hour. The centre also ...  >>MORE

Tropical storm Ashobaa, update

Posted on 12/06/2015

From the latest satellite imagery and observations, in addition to weather reports from the main regional centres, NCMS has announced that indications are that the tropical storm Ashobaa is currently centred at about 160 km from the South East coast of the Sultanate of Oman. The rainy clouds associated with the storm are 60 km from the coast of the Sultanate, and surface wind speeds are decreasing gradually around the centre of the storm, becoming 56 – 74 Km/hr. The latest forecast weather ...  >>MORE

ADP Water Rescue Team braces for Tropical Storm Ashobaa in Fujairah

Posted on 11/06/2015

The specialised search and rescue team for valleys and flood-hit areas at Abu Dhabi Police, took a precautionary measure on Wednesday morning in Al Hayl area in the emirate of Fujairah, to handle any emergencies that may occur in case the tropical storm Ashobaa hits the eastern part of the UAE, along the coast of Fujairah. Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said that the team, which was recently formed by the Emergency and ...  >>MORE

Impact of tropical storm ASHOBAA on UAE is expected to be indirect: NCMS

Posted on 10/06/2015

The impact of the tropical storm (ASHOBAA) on the UAE is expected to be indirect, but will rise the Sea state over the East coast of the country by Wednesday night and Thursday morning, in addition, an increase in the amount of clouds to the East coasts is also likely, especially on the eastern mountains, according to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). 'Latest satellite imagery and observations in addition to the weather reports from the main regional centres, indicates ...  >>MORE

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Dubai Municipality launches meteorological radar project


UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science shortlists most promising proposals from its Third Cycle Submissions


Rainwater levels in UAE dams reached 9.4 million cubic metres in March


Rains continue in Western Region


222m gallons of rainwater harvested in 3 days


‘Hottest days’ to be over soon in UAE


MoI advises motorists to exercise caution while driving during low visibility condition to avoid accidents


Hot to very hot days ahead in UAE


High temperatures to persist in UAE


Dubai Maritime City Authority launches weather portal


NCMS weather forecast advises of continuing high temperatures


UAE weather: Temperatures to climb over the weekend


NCMS forecast sporadic rainfall in western Abu Dhabi, rough seas


NCMS issues weather report for week ahead


Light-to-moderate rains hit UAE on Friday; sunshine seen on Saturday


Heavy rain and thunderstorms in UAE


UAE wakes up to heavy fog on weekend


Rainfall in Fujairah for second day in row


Abu Dhabi Executive Council adopts flexible work hours during bad weather conditions to ensure employees' safety


Heavy rainfall caused rise in water level in Wasit Wetland Centre


Thick fog envelops parts of the UAE


Rain falls in parts of UAE


UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science committee meet to select 2015 cycle winners


Rain and high winds batter the UAE


Cyclone Chapala may have no direct impact on UAE: NCMS


ADP Traffic urges drivers to be cautious in foggy conditions


National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology’s Channel to begin broadcasting via YouTube


Heavy rains in early August results in collection of 54,000 cubic meters of water in dams and barriers across the Eastern Region


Hailstorm, rains in Ras Al Khaimah; valleys flooded


88m gallons of rainwater collected


Sandstorm forecast after rain in Sharjah, Fujairah, RAK


UAE's 'rain makers' wring every drop of water from clouds


Over 219,300 cubic meters of rainwater harvested in UAE central region


Summer showers bring relief to RAK


Abdullah Al Mandoos: launch of first Arab professional weather forecast channel will unify reports and avoid rumours


Masdar advises workers how to stay safe in the summer heat


UAE’s Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science narrows down the field of potential innovators


ASHOBA weakens into tropical depression


Tropical storm Ashobaa, update


ADP Water Rescue Team braces for Tropical Storm Ashobaa in Fujairah


Impact of tropical storm ASHOBAA on UAE is expected to be indirect: NCMS