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A tropical cyclone will affect Dubai this weekend

You might need to bring an umbrella on weekends as a tropical cyclone will affect some parts of the UAE.

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The tropical cyclone ‘Mekunu’ is lurking at the Arabian Sea and edging closer towards Oman’s coastline.

The winds will reach speeds of more than 50 kilometers per hour and it will affect some parts of the UAE, especially Dubai, triggering rain and thunders from Friday through Saturday evening.

The vapour will bring with it a chance of rainy thunderstorms over the eastern and southern parts of the UAE. Heavy clouds and fresh winds will develop too.

According to UAE’s National Center of Meteorology (NCM), the country today will experience fair to partly cloudy in general and hazy at times.

“Light to moderate winds in general. Freshening at times may cause blowing dust over some exposed areas. The relative humidity will increase by night and early morning over some coastal areas. Sea is slight to moderate in general in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea,” the forecast today added.

The cyclone’s impact in Oman will be felt from Thursday. It will be felt mostly in the mountainous areas.

Mekunu is expected to hit Oman on the night of Friday, May 25 and the morning of May 26.

“Although it will remain for a few hundred kilometres along the coast, it will dissipate before reaching the UAE,” a weather forecaster was quoted as saying by khaleejtimes.com.

Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation adviced all the resident to follow the weather bulletins and take precautions regarding wadis and flash floods, and make sure of the sea state before sailing.

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