NCMS denies UAE temperatures to reach intolerable levels

Statement follows reports regarding “perceived temperatures” in the emirates
NCMS denies UAE temperatures to reach intolerable levels
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By Abdul Rawuf
Sun 17 Jul 2016 10:47 AM

The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has denied rumours circulating on social media that temperatures will reach unbearable levels in the GCC countries in the coming days.

An NCMS statement said the rumours of temperatures from 51C to 70C were untrue, according to Gulf News.

It follows a report last week in which an NCMS meteorologist revealed that “perceived temperatures”, calculated using air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed, could feel much hotter than actual levels.

High temperatures experienced across the UAE last week were expected to stay for the next few days.

Temperatures in internal areas are forecast to reach a maximum of 47C, said the NCMS. In coastal areas, highs of 43C were expected, while mountainous areas can expect cooler temperatures of up to 36C.

The forecaster said temperatures were normal for the UAE in July and August.

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