UAE’s NCMS issues hot weather warning

Temperatures are expected to hit 49 degrees in parts of the country



The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology has warned of extreme hot weather over the next 24 hours, with temperatures expected to hit 49 degrees celsius in parts of the country.

In its daily bulletin, the NCMS confirmed that the weather will be “hot to very hot in general”.

Temperatures will range between 28-49 degrees in the internal areas, 29-47 degrees in coastal areas and 25-39 degrees in the mountains.

The NCMS also said that it will be partly cloudy and hazy at times, with a chance of clouds over some eastern and southern areas by afternoon, leading to scattered rainfall.

Winds will be light to moderate and may cause blowing dust/sand over some exposed areas, it added.

The relative humidity is anticipated to increase during the night and early morning over some coastal and internal areas, with a probability of fog / mist formation.

Similar weather conditions are expected to persist during the weekend, with hot to very hot conditions predicted.

Temperatures have been soaring across the GCC region in recent weeks.

Last week, Saudi Arabia recorded its highest-ever temperature at 53 degrees, according to local reports.

The temperature in the UAE has also officially crossed 50 degrees, and touched 51.2 over Mezeira near Liwa in Abu Dhabi earlier this week.

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