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Hot, hazy weather expected for next 2 days in UAE

Relative humidity set to increase while sea might be slightly rough

  • Dusty skies conceal the beautiful Dubai skyline in the distance.Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News
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Abu Dhabi: The weather is expected to be hot and hazy over the next two days across the UAE, though weathermen expect foggy days ahead too.

Early on Saturday, fog blanketed Madinat Zayed district in Abu Dhabi, and weathermen predict that relative humidity will increase by night and early morning over some coastal areas — and fog may form westward.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), hot and hazy weather will prevail in most parts of the country on Saturday, with a similar forecast for Sunday and Monday.

On Saturday, the lowest temperature was recorded at Jebel Jais around 6am, while it was 31.9°C in Abu Dhabi  and 32°C in Dubai. 

Friday also saw hot and dusty conditions in many parts, with highs of 45°C and lows of 23°C in the internal areas, while coastal areas saw the temperatures ranging between 43°C and 26°C.

In the mountains, the mercury ranged from 37°C to 24°C, aided by moderate winds.

Elsewhere, moderate winds kicked up dust, turning the atmosphere hazy, while the relative humidity went up, especially in the coastal areas after sunset.

The NCM bulletin noted that conditions are expected to be similar until Monday, after which the mercury is likely to ease.

Humidity is likely to be on the higher side during the nights and early morning over coastal and internal areas, and fog or mist may form, especially westward. The sea will be slight to moderately rough in the Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman.

Met officials expect winds on Saturday to be Northeasterly to Southeasterly, with average speeds of 15-30km/hr and going up to 38km/hr, causing blowing dust during the day.

Similar windy conditions are expected on Sunday as well.

Meanwhile, the wind is expected to ease slightly on Monday and Tuesday, with the average speed going down slightly to 15-25km/hr.

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