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UAE forecaster predicts summer's hottest days about to end

National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology predicts temperature drop from August 22

UAE forecaster predicts summer's hottest days about to end
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The summer of 2016’s hottest days could be about to end, according to reports.

Temperatures are expected to fall gradually over the coming two weeks, forecasters said on Wednesday.

July and August were the UAE’s hottest months, when temperatures reach a maximum of from 48C to 50C. But the heat is set to retreat towards the end of the month, reported Gulf News.

“Starting on August 22, the temperatures will gradually decrease. As to how much, we cannot really say as it varies from year to year but we estimate this year to be between 2C and 4C initially,” a forecaster from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) told Gulf News.

Hot weather is expected to extend through most of August, with prevailing winds heading northwesterly during the day and southeasterly during the night, according to NCMS Climate Facts.  It will remain above 40C but will no longer be on the upward trend, said the report.

“The reading that you’re getting from apps, the internet or cars usually is not accurate," said the forecaster. “When we record temperatures here at NCMS, we take it using the Stevenson screen which is placed in a location that is away from heat sources. This is a regulation put in place by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), not by us.”