Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 7 August 2020

UAE weather: hazy and humid days likely to stay this week

Meteorologists expect all of August to be hot and sticky but say September should be cooler

Hot and hazy weather across the UAE is likely to stay this week. Antonie Robertson / The National
Hot and hazy weather across the UAE is likely to stay this week. Antonie Robertson / The National

Weather conditions across the UAE are likely to remain hazy, hot and humid this week, meteorologists say.

On Sunday, dust flew across inland parts of Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

Magdy Abdallah, a meteorologist at the National Centre of Meteorology, said there would be no “significant change” in conditions by the end of the week.

“It’s going to be hazy weather and partly cloudy at times. There are chances of convective cloud formation over the eastern and southern areas of the country, such as Al Ain.”

He said there could also be slight rain over these areas.

On Sunday, temperatures in Abu Dhabi reached 47 degrees Celsius during the maximum point and the lowest was at 35 degrees, with peak humidity levels at 60 per cent and the lowest at 20 per cent.

In Dubai, the highest temperature was 46 degrees and the minimum was 34, and humidity levels peaked at 65 per cent.

Wind blew at 31 kilometres per hour on Sunday afternoon, but speed and pressure were expected to slow slightly on Monday and Tuesday.

Humidity was highest in coastal areas and reached 80 per cent at its peak.

“It will be like this most of August and it will begin cooling a little in September,” Mr Abdallah said.

“This summer, the temperatures were very high but humidity was still a little less as compared to last year.”

Updated: August 2, 2020 05:02 PM

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