Dubai in grip of hot weather

DUBAI — People in Dubai, Sharjah and the northern emirates had a tough time driving yesterday, thanks to the poor visibility. There were thick dust clouds in the afternoon.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 17 Aug 2006, 9:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:12 PM

However, no traffic accident because of the weather conditions had been reported.

The meteorological office at the Dubai International Airport said the visibility remained low from 4pm to 5pm. "It was not a dust storm. But the dust clouds resulted in low visibility. The comfort index hit 4 points during the day which is considered to be less comfortable than it's usual," said a Met official.

The maximum temperature was 46 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was 36 degrees Celsius. There will be only slight variations in the temperatures in the next few days, the Met office said.

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