(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Heavy rain and hailstorm lashed parts of UAEon Friday afternoon, with more showers expected over the coming days.
According to meteorologists, hail during summer is actually not uncommon. They explained that the surface temperature is warm but the upper atmosphere is still cold enough to support ice.
Hail forms when strong currents of rising air, known as updrafts, carry droplets of water high enough that they freeze. A strong updraft allows hailstones to grow large enough that they do not melt by the time they fall back and reach the ground, thus becoming pebble-sized ice pellets or hailstones.
According to the NCM forecast, more rain is expected to hit some parts of the country today and tomorrow as there is a probability of rainy convective clouds formation in the afternoon.
Light to moderate southeasterly and northerly winds will cause blowing dust and sand during day time.
The maximum temperature during the day is expected to hover around 41 - 46 C along internal areas.
Humidity is likely to increase at night and in the early morning over some coastal and internal areas.
The maximum humidity would be 65 to 85 per cent across coastal, 50 to 80 per cent in interior regions and between 40 to 80 per cent in the mountains.
The waves will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.
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