Mercury is likely to start going down gradually across the emirates as the cold spell sets in by the winds coming from the east and south-east. Image Credit: AP

Dubai: It's hot in the UAE at the moment, and soon it's going to feel even hotter.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) in Abu Dhabi said that the level of humidity will rise significantly until Wednesday — raising the apparent temperature across the UAE.

In its daily weather forecast, the NCMS said that residents will experience “hot to very hot weather in general”, with humidity rising up to 97 per cent in Abu Dhabi and internal areas.

The level of humidity across the UAE, as forecasted by the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology.

Recently, the country recorded an official temperature above 50° Celsius.

The NCMS pointed out that humidity will gradually increase during the month, which will increase the feeling of heat, especially during the night. The rise in humidity will also bring about a great deal of fog late at night and into the early morning.

Various areas across the country will be affected by southeasterly winds at night and in the morning, which will also be accompanied with northwesterly winds throughout the day, which will pick up further dust. 

The temperature will reach up to 49 degrees Celsius in internal areas and 43 degrees Celsius in coastal areas, with humidity ranging from 65 to 95 per cent.

The waves in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea will be slight to moderate in general.