In UAE DUBAI: Upcoming Rain Forecast: Everything You Need to Know

In UAE DUBAI: Upcoming Rain Forecast: Everything You Need to Know

July is a summer month characterized by rising temperatures, largely due to the spread of thermal lows, especially from the India monsoon low-pressure system.

Upcoming Summer Rains in the UAE: What to Expect

The UAE is expected to experience sporadic summer rains in the coming weeks, extending until the end of the summer season in September. However, no rainfall is forecast for this weekend.

While the country is currently in a lull phase, summer rains are not uncommon. The UAE often experiences the influence of monsoon low pressure from India, according to the national weather forecaster.

Rain Forecast in UAE in Dubai


Global Weather Events Impacting the Region

Recently, torrential rains in northeast India have led to severe flooding, affecting over a million people. Meanwhile, closer to home, heavy rains have caused houses to collapse in Sanaa, Yemen, as the country endures months of flooding and storms.

Understanding the UAE’s Summer Rain Patterns

Dr. Ahmed Habib from the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) recently shared insights with Khaleej Times regarding the UAE’s weather patterns. According to Dr. Habib, the UAE can expect rainfall in the next few weeks. Rain during the summer months typically lasts until September 23, with convective clouds forming in the eastern part of the country. However, there is no immediate forecast for rain over the next few days.

Influences on Weather Patterns and Precipitation in July

July is characterized by rising temperatures due to the spread of thermal lows, particularly from the India monsoon low-pressure system. Cloud formation over the eastern and southern mountains, driven by high temperatures, often leads to afternoon rain in some interior areas.

Dr. Habib explained that the extension of the Indian monsoon towards the UAE brings easterly winds, which carry moisture from the sea. This moisture condenses into liquid as it rises to higher altitudes, especially in the afternoons. The impact of the Indian monsoon on the UAE’s weather is notable, with India and Yemen currently experiencing monsoon conditions.

Recent Rainfall in the UAE

In the third week of June, the UAE experienced intermittent rainfall, ranging from light to heavy showers, coinciding with the official onset of summer. On June 29, areas like Al Musseili and Shauka in Ras Al Khaimah saw rain, accompanied by hail in Filli, Sharjah. Since then, the weather has remained relatively dry.

Earlier, on June 24, Malaqit and Khatm Al Shiklah in Al Ain received light to moderate rainfall. The day before, on June 23, Khatm Al Shiklah experienced heavy rain and hail, while Maleha in Sharjah saw light to moderate showers. Along the new Khor Fakkan Road towards Al Dhaid, rainfall ranged from moderate to heavy. On June 22, Al Bahaes in Sharjah also received light showers.

Record Rainfall in July

The highest amount of rain recorded in the UAE during July was 234.9mm in Fujairah in 2022. July 2023 saw the highest frequency of fog with 11 occasions of fog and five misty days.

The UAE continues to stimulate rainfall through cloud seeding operations. By shooting salt flares into the clouds, there has been a notable increase of 15-25% in the likelihood of rainfall occurring in the country.

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