Tropical storm Shaheen: Rains in UAE; dust storm alert issued

Winds with top speeds of 55kmph will kick up dust in some areas, affecting visibility

  
Image used for illustrative purposes. People walk on a public beach as a sandstorm engulfs Dubai July 1, 2011.

Image used for illustrative purposes. People walk on a public beach as a sandstorm engulfs Dubai July 1, 2011.

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Winds with top speeds of 55kmph will kick up dust in some areas, affecting visibility till 3pm today.

The UAE’s weather bureau has reported light to moderate rains over multiple areas on Monday as cyclone Shaheen was downgraded to a tropical storm.The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) also reported that visibility has been affected in multiple areas as high-speed winds kicked up dust.

Horizontal visibility reduced to less than 500 metres in Al Ain’s Gasyoura. The NCM also issued a code yellow dust storm alert for some areas:

Winds with top speeds of 55kmph will kick up dust in some areas, affecting visibility till 3pm today, October 4.

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