UAE | Environment

Summer heat shows no sign of abating as mercury hits 51C

The heat of the UAE's summer showed no signs of slowing down on Sunday, with temperatures hitting 51C in Dubai, and the baking heat set to continue until Tuesday.

  • By Alice Johnson, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 16:06 July 13, 2008
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Gulf News Archive
  • Monday will also be extremely hot, with scorching temperature in the mid-to high-40s, which will continue on Tuesday.

Dubai: The heat of the UAE's summer showed no signs of slowing down on Sunday, with temperatures hitting 51C in Dubai, and the baking heat set to continue until Tuesday.

Al Ain was at 48C and still climbing up the thermometer on Sunday, while Ras Al Khaimah did not fare much better at 45C and Abu Dhabi was a relatively cool 41C.

Thunderstorms may also hit mountainous areas, such as Hatta and Al Ain, according to Dubai Meteorological Office, and it has issued a weather warning.

Monday temperatures will be in the mid- to high-40s, which will continue on Tuesday, but will start to cool down by Wednesday.

The humidity will make things "slightly uncomfortable" across the UAE over the next couple of days. Minimum humidity will be 15 per cent (during hot afternoons), while maximum humidity will be 60 per cent (in the cooler mornings).

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