x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 16 August 2017

UAE weather: Humidity to reach 90 per cent as parts of the country swelter

Temperatures will peak at about 49°C

It's going to be another hot day in the UAE. Alex Atack for The National
It's going to be another hot day in the UAE. Alex Atack for The National

With humidity expected to reach a high of 90 per cent and temperatures peaking in the high 40s, Saturday is sure to be a scorcher.

The country’s interior will experience the highest temperatures, while the coast will feel most humid, according to the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology. Slightly lower temperatures will prevail in the mountains.   

Temperature highs along the coast will range from 41°C to 47°C, with humidity levels between 60 to 90 per cent. The country’s internal regions will be even hotter, with highs between 44°C and 49°C, but humidity will be slightly lower, between 55 and 80 per cent. The best conditions will be in the mountains, where temperatures are predicted to peak between 32°C and 39°C and humidity will be much lower, between 35 and 50 per cent.

Winds will be slight to moderate - blowing at speeds between about 14 and 28 km/h, gusting to 36 km/h at times – stirring up dust and sand over exposed areas. The sea will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.

Rain fell in Al Ain yesterday, as the NCMS showed on its Twitter feed.