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UAE temperature to remain 'very hot', says NCMS

Humidity will increase leading to fog and mist, warns NCMS

UAE temperature to remain 'very hot', says NCMS
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Weather in the UAE will remain “very hot” on Sunday, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has said.

On Saturday, temperature reached 50.2 degrees Celsius in Mezairaa, near Liwa. The same area recorded temperatures of 50.5 degrees Celsius on June 17.

Last month, A NCMS official told Arabian Business that temperatures in the country’s southern and eastern areas were likely to reach over 50 degrees Celsius due by strong southerly winds and El Nino conditions.

In a tweet on Sunday, the Met department said the weather will continue to remain “hot to very hot” in general and “partly cloudy to hazy” at times over some areas.

The relative humidity is likely to increase during night and on Monday morning with the formation of fog and mist over some western coastal areas. Expect light to moderate winds during the daytime, it added.

However, the Met department said while the temperature in Dubai would not exceed 50 degrees, the mercury may reach up to 49 degrees during the summer months.

The highest temperature recorded in the UAE from 2009 to date has been in Al Yasat in the western region of Abu Dhabi in 2010 when temperate reached 52 degree Celsius.

“Temperature across the globe has been rising since 2015 and we are part of the world. Hence, we have seen hotter summers since the last three years,” the official added.

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