Dubai to witness minor impact of Cyclone Mekunu, Municipality confirms

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Staff Report

Dubai – The impact of tropical cyclone Mekunu on the UAE and the Emirate of Dubai will be minimal, said Dubai Municipality Geodetic and Marine Survey Section.

The tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea that may hit the Oman’s coastline on Thursday is expected to affect the weather in the UAE with rainy and thundery conditions.

“The weather change in the UAE is expected to start on Friday, 25th May, with the activity of the southeastern wet wind, which may lead to rainy clouds and mild to moderate rainfall in different areas of Dubai,” said Eng. Iman Al Falasi, Head of Geodetic and Marine Survey Section.

However, she recommended the need for caution for highways and seafarers to save lives and property, especially in areas close to the Oman border.

“The Mekunu influence may increase on Saturday, 26th May with a chance for more clouds and the possibility for sporadic rainfall. The surface wind speed may be up to 30 km / h in some areas and the full impact of the cyclone will be finished by Sunday, 27th May,” said Al Falasi. -abdulbasit@theuaenews.com