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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 June 2018

UAE weather: Hazy skies as temperature hits 46°C

Chance of rain on Thursday

A mirage can be seen on the road in the hot weather in the Karama area of Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National
A mirage can be seen on the road in the hot weather in the Karama area of Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National

Fair to hazy skies are expected across the country on Wednesday, with rain forecast for Thursday.

Temperatures will rise with a gradual increase in cloud cover over the eastern mountains, and may become convective by the afternoon.

Light to moderate south-easterly winds will become north-westerly by late night and gain strength over the sea, reaching a speed of 38 km/h, according to the National Centre of Meteorology.

Humidity is likely to increase during the night and Thursday morning over most coastal and internal areas with a chance of fog formation.

Temperatures are expected to increase, reaching 46°C inland, ranging between 42°C and 27°C along the coast, and 35°C to 19°C in the mountains.

Seas will be moderate to rough in Arabian Gulf and moderate in Oman Sea.

On Thursday, clouds amounts will increase over eastern areas and may be associated with rain while temperatures are expected to drop.

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