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Weather: UAE's hottest days to be over soon?

Daytime temperatures forecast to drop slightly this week, bringing some relief to residents

09:45 August 21, 2017
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Dubai: After days of blistering heat and highs hovering around 50 degrees Celsius, the next few days might bring some relief as temperatures are expected to drop somewhat.

Weather forecasters have said that mercury levels may decline “slightly” on Wednesday through Friday this week, and there will be a higher chance of clouds on Thursday.

UAE residents won’t be jumping into winter just yet as the weather will continue to be hot, but given that temperatures and humidity have risen beyond comfortable levels, a slight drop in mercury would be a welcome respite.

“[From Wednesday to Friday,] temperatures tend to slightly decrease over some areas [and] fog may form especially on Wednesday to the west,” the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said.

It’s not certain how much the heat levels will actually drop over the next few days, but what the latest forecast means is that lounging by the pool – if that’s what one would prefer to do in the summer heat – or walking to the parking lot would probably be less unbearable.

For Monday and Tuesday, residents can expect partly cloudy conditions, but daytime will be hot as usual and night time will still be humid, especially over coastal areas.

Monday’s maximum temperatures in the internal areas are forecast to range between 43 and 48 degrees Celsius.

Mercury levels in the UAE have risen beyond comfortable levels, with the highest breaching the 50-degree mark at least six times this month alone.

Last August 6, daytime temperatures shot up to 51 degrees Celsius, the highest recorded this month.

August is one of the hottest months of the year for UAE, with daily maximum temperatures ranging between 48 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees. 

The hottest days of the month, when temperatures hit 50 degrees Celsius:

(Day/Highest recorded temperature)

August 12: 50 degrees Celsius

August 10: 50.7 degrees

August 9: 50.7 degrees

August 8: 51.3 degrees

August 7: 50.1 degrees

August 6:  51 degrees

August 3: 50 degrees

August 1:  50.1 degrees

Source: NCMS