UAE: Suhail star impact? Rains reported; temperatures to lower – Information

Celestial physique’s rise alerts finish of sweltering summer season warmth in historical Arab Drour calendar

Revealed: Wed 24 Aug 2022, 2:44 PM

Final up to date: Wed 24 Aug 2022, 2:59 PM

Hours after the Suhail star was noticed within the UAE skies, rains have lashed components of the nation.

The Emirates Astronomy Society reported the sighting of the much-anticipated star at daybreak on Wednesday. The star alerts the tip of the sweltering summer season warmth.

The Nationwide Centre of Meteorology (NCM) reported gentle to average rains over Al Ain on Wednesday afternoon. The authority shared a video of rains lashing the Dubai-Al Ain highway:

The NCM had earlier forecast convective clouds eastward and southward with possibilities of rain. It additionally predicted the night time to be humid, with “a chance of fog or mist formation westward” on Thursday morning.

Friday is predicted to be dusty and partly cloudy, with temperatures more likely to “lower progressively”. Rains have been forecast for Saturday.

Strikingly, these climate forecasts are in keeping with what’s talked about within the historical Arab calendar referred to as Drour. The Suhail star marks the start of the calendar that particulars what to anticipate every time stars sign the beginning of seasons.

The Suhail star alerts that the UAE is transitioning from summer season to autumn. “Steadily, the temperatures will come down,” Hasan Al Hariri, CEO, Dubai Astronomy Group, informed Khaleej Instances in a current interview.

Nights have a tendency to look cooler after the star is noticed.


Ibrahim Al Jarwan, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Area Sciences, mentioned on Twitter just lately that the Suhail star marks a shift within the climate.

“The emergence of the Suhail star coincides with gentle climate and low temperatures with excessive humidity southeasterly winds blowing, forming low clouds alongside the jap slopes of Hajar Mountains in Oman and the UAE, which can be accompanied by rains,” he mentioned.

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