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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

UAE weather: High humidity to intensify summer heat

Humidity is expected to reach up to 80 per cent along the coast

The lowest temperature recorded this morning was at Jebel Jais. Victor Besa for The National
The lowest temperature recorded this morning was at Jebel Jais. Victor Besa for The National

Abundant sunshine will heat the mercury to a high of 47°C in the country’s interior, the highest temperature expected today in the UAE.

Along the coast, the temperatures will be slightly lower with the thermometer expected to hit highs between 39°C and 44°C.

The mountains will offer the best chance for reprieve from the unrelenting heat with temperature highs ranging from 32°C to 37°C. The humidity, expected to reach up to 80 per cent along the coast, will intensify heat factor.

There's a chance of rain clouds developing once more over the eastern areas this afternoon. As The National reported, it is quite common for rain to fall over the Al Ain region during the summer months.

Wind speeds, reaching from about 15 to 30 km/h, will cause sea conditions to be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and rough at times in the Oman Sea.

The lowest temperature recorded over the country so far today was 25.8°C in Jais Mountain at 2.30am.

On Sunday, temperatures cracked the 50°C mark, climbing to a country high of 51.8°C at 3pm in Mezaira.