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Why is it raining in the UAE and still 50C?

Weather forecasters posted online videos of heavy rain in parts of the UAE on Wednesday

14:17 August 2, 2017
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Dubai: Temperatures have reached 50 degrees Celsius in the UAE with humidity levels as high as 85 per cent.

So why is it raining in some parts of the country in August?


According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), it’s the monsoon season in India. Bearing that in mind, the convective clouds are blowing in from the south eastern part of India, and what’s left of the rain ultimately ends up in the UAE, such as in the areas of Masafi, Al Madam and Fili.

So while it will continue raining in some parts of the eastern and southern region, the inland areas and cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will remain hot and dry without a raindrop in sight.


The NCMS is warning residents not to stay outdoors, especially from 2-4pm, as the level of humidity will reach 85 per cent until Friday.

Convective clouds are expected to continue forming in some hot to very hot in general, hazy and partly cloudy at times. The amount of clouds will also increase over some eastern and southern areas by the afternoon, which will bring in more rain.

Temperatures are expected to reach 39C in mountain areas, and will peak at 49C and 46C in internal and coastal areas respectively.