Saturday, 25 May 2019 06:51 GMT

Weather alert: Rough sea, waves up to 12ft high to hit UAE offshore

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Winds with speeds of up to 60km/h have brought all fishing activities in Ras Al Khaimah to a stop. According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), the sea will be "rough to very rough" over the next three days. Wave heights of up to 12 feet are expected till 12pm on Sunday.

Sources at the RAK fishermen society said deep sea waves are very high. However, the fish prices haven't gone up due to "the surplus amounts available in the market".

Rains have been battering the emirate since the last three days, bringing the temperature down by 8C. The NCM said blowing sand and suspended dust have reduced horizontal visibility to less than 2,000 metres at times.

The weather was partly cloudy and hazy at times, with a significant fall in temperatures on Saturday.

Police forces across the country have warned drivers against speeding due to the reduced visibility. They have also urged the motorists to be cautious while driving on slippery roads.

Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.


Weather alert: Rough sea, waves up to 12ft high to hit UAE offshore

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