x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Tiny dip in temperature, but the heat remains

A spokesman for the National Centre of Meteorology & Seismology said things will cool soon, with temperatures in October expected to be up to five degrees lower than last month.

Anyone hoping for some respite from the heat will have to wait a little longer, as weather forecasters predict a drop of just 1°C on Thursday. Silvia Razgova / The National
Anyone hoping for some respite from the heat will have to wait a little longer, as weather forecasters predict a drop of just 1°C on Thursday. Silvia Razgova / The National

DUBAI // It’s getting cooler – but not in time for the Eid holiday that most people will start to enjoy from Friday.

Anyone hoping for some respite from the heat will have to wait a little longer, as weather forecasters predict a drop of just 1°C on Thursday.

The barely noticeable dip in temperature is normal for this time of year as the hot summer slowly comes to an end, said a specialist at the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology.

However, the spokesman said things are due to cool down soon, with temperatures in October expected to be up to five degrees lower than last month.

“This will be more clear during the second half of the month,” said the meteorologist.

On Wednesday, maximum temperatures along the coast varied from 31°C to 38°C, with the minimum between 24°C and 27°C. Further inland, the mercury hit between 37°C and 41°C during the hottest parts of the day while the lowest temperature recorded was 22.2°C in Al Gharbia, the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.

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