Jul 16, 2009

Tough weather conditions in UAE force people indoors

Al Ain: Dust-laden north-westerly winds and sizzling temperatures have created tough weather conditions across the emirates, forcing people to spend most of their time in air-conditioned environment.

The conditions are worse in the coastal cities and the western areas of Abu Dhabi as the winds are coming in from over the Arabian Gulf waters.

"The dust is coming from Qatar and Iraq," said Dr S. K. Gupta, a senior forecaster at Dubai Meteorological Department.

He said conditions also created dense dust-laden fog in many areas of the UAE that has reduced visibility by considerable levels. The muggy conditions started developing on Tuesday and continued until late in the evening.