Code purple alert issued for mud for a number of components of UAE
Mud storm engulfs the emirate of Abu Dhabi since Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Ashwani Kumar
A video posted by the UAE’s climate bureau reveals the second a mud storm blanketed Abu Dhabi’s skyline. The 12-second time-lapse video reveals how the storm sweeps over the Abu Dhabi Corniche, decreasing visibility to some hundred metres.
In its newest replace, the Nationwide Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a code purple alert for mud for a lot of areas within the UAE. Code purple means residents need to be “extraordinarily vigilant” as “hazardous climate occasions of remarkable severity are forecast”. The alert is on until 10pm tonight.
The mud storm hit the western a part of the UAE on Tuesday morning, bringing down visibility to lower than 100 metres in some areas. Here’s a scene from Al Dhafra:
The NCM mentioned the storm would sweep over most areas of the nation right now.
Dusty climate circumstances are anticipated to persist over the following few days, although its depth will scale back progressively.
Nations within the Center East have been hit by a number of sand storms, with flight operations in two Arab international locations – Kuwait and Iraq – affected on Monday.