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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

UAE weather: 100 per cent humidity returns

Sticky conditions expected to last until mid-week, forecasters say

Humidity shows no sign of abating in the UAE. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Humidity shows no sign of abating in the UAE. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The high humidity that has made outdoor activity practically impossible over the past few weeks is continuing to linger.

Levels hit 100 per cent again in parts on Abu Dhabi on Sunday, with Ashaab reaching maximum humidity early on Sunday morning.

The conditions are caused by northeasterly and northwesterly winds pushing moisture-soaked air in from the seas.

Coastal areas are usually the worst affected.

Forecasters at the National Centre of Meteorology said the conditions will persist into mid-week.

Meanwhile, it will be hot and hazy on Sunday with winds blowing dust over some exposed areas.

Maximum temperatures will reach 48°C in internal areas, while it could sink as low as 25°C in the mountains.

The Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman are expected to be reasonably calm.

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