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UAE's June temperatures to rise about 3 degrees on May

National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology also says humidity is set to decrease next month

UAE's June temperatures to rise about 3 degrees on May

Average temperatures across the UAE are set to rise by about three degrees in June compared to this month, according to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS). 

In a statement cited by state news agency WAM, the NCMS said the beginning of the summer season on June 21 will lift temperatures in most parts of the country with an average increase of two to three degrees Celsius.

During May, air temperature in the UAE is between 33 to 35 degrees Celsius with a maximum temperature between 40 and 42, and minimum between 27 and 29.

The NCMS said that relative humidity will decrease during June compared to May, especially during the second half. The chances of fog and mist formation will decrease but remain during the first half of this month in specific.

It added the Siberian High-Pressure ridge has retarded from the country and will decrease during this month, while the Indian Monsoon trough will prevail in the country through most of the month.

It extends from the east with the appearance of clouds over some parts, and with the probability of convective clouds over the eastern mountains in the afternoon, the NCMS noted in the statement.

It added that the average relative humidity during this month reaches 42 percent, while the average maximum humidity is between 62 and 87 percent. The average minimum humidity is between 14 and 27 percent while the wind speed is 13 km/hr.

Records show that the highest accumulative rainfall amount was 44mm in Owtaid in 2007. The highest temperature was 52 degrees Celsius in Yasat in 2010 and the extreme minimum air temperature was 12 degrees Celsius in Asaab in 1984. The highest frequency of fog formation was 8 days, in addition to 8 days of mist in June 2014.