Strong winds reaching speeds of up to 55km/hour means warnings of sandstorm across the city, according to The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM)

In a further Tweet, the NCM advised that there may be scattered rainfall across the UAE throughout the day, which may become thundery at times.

Temperatures are significantly higher than they have been in recent weeks, with highs of 34 degrees in Abu Dhabi and 32 degrees in Dubai.