UAE weather: Dubai heat could reach 45C, but will feel more like 66C
Caution encouraged for anyone planning time outside, and to avoid midday heat
Scattered cloud cover will bring brief respite from the sweltering sun and a hazy start to the weekend, with temperatures in the capital likely to rise from 38C through the morning to around 41C by noon.
Humidity will settle at 50 per cent and a 15 km per hour north west breeze will do little to cool down those outside during the day.
Temperatures could reach 45C in Dubai, as skies clear to leave a fine, but hot day and it will feel more like 66C due to high humidity.
It is a similar weather pattern across the northern emirates and east coast, with overnight temperatures unlikely to fall below 30C.
The extreme heat is likely to continue into Saturday and Sunday, with those taking part in outdoor activities encouraged to take extra precautions to avoid sunstroke, such as taking on fluids and avoiding the midday sun.
Updated: July 28, 2017 10:04 AM