Dubai: The UAE is not likely to be affected by the cyclone developing to the north-east of Oman and will continue to have hot to very hot weather for the next few days, especially in internal areas, forecasters said on Tuesday.

“The centre of the depression or low pressure is over the Arabian Sea. The clouds could be seen especially over the coast of Oman. Over the UAE, there are some high and medium clouds moving towards our areas, especially towards the eastern and southern parts, but not as much as that in Oman. The mean low pressure has no effect on UAE’s weather.” a forecaster from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) told Gulf News.

The cyclone was marked in the North Arabian Sea centred at latitude 21.5° N and longitude 64° E as of mid-day on Tuesday, according to Skymet Weather.

“Some towering clouds may form, as usual, resulting in convective clouds over the mountains in the eastern part of the UAE but this is normal for this time of the year and is not related to the [case over the Arabian Sea],” he added.

The forecaster said low pressures coming from the east of Oman and moving towards its coastal areas are normal during the start of summer.

Weather in the UAE will continue to be hot to very hot due to a hot air mass “characterised by dryness”.

“For this reason, the temperature is rising and jumping up to 48C to 49C sometimes over internal areas. There will be no significant change in weather over the next few days,” the forecaster said.

Internal areas will continue to have hotter days of maximum temperatures between 45°C to 48°C or even up to 49°C. Coastal areas will have a maximum of between 39°C and 46°C while mountainous areas will have between 32°C and 37°C.

“Internal areas are much warmer than coastal areas because of the influence of the sea breeze and land breeze,” the forecaster said.

During summer months, there is a greater temperature difference between bodies of water and nearby land especially in the afternoon when the sun shines the brightest. As both land and water are heated, land heats up faster than sea so the air above the land is hotter. Cooler air over the water moves to replace warm air over land, which rises faster called sea breeze. By night, the reverse happens in what is called land breeze.

Humidity is expected to increase on Wednesday giving chance to mist formation especially over the western coast.