Hottest day in UAE

DUBAI/NORTHERN EMIRATES - The country on Monday experienced its hottest day so far this summer with temperatures exceeding 48 degrees Celsius.

By Zaigham Ali Mirza

Published: Mon 1 Aug 2005, 11:17 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:08 PM

The hot weather is expected to continue today and tomorrow with daytime maximum temperatures exceeding 45 degrees C. Sharjah was the hottest on Monday with a maximum of 48.4 degrees C recorded, while Dubai exceeded 46 degrees C. According to the forecaster at the weather office at Sharjah International Airport, it was the hottest day for Sharjah this summer, but summer temperatures exceeding 49 degrees C have been recorded at different places in the country in the past. The hot and humid conditions have been prevailing across the country since last week and, according to the outlook for the next few days, are likely to continue at least till Wednesday.

A maximum of 45 degrees C is expected in Abu Dhabi today (2.8) and tomorrow, whereas it will be hotter by a degree in Dubai tomorrow. A maximum of 45 degrees C is expected in Dubai today. Sharjah, Al Ain and Ras Al Kahaimah are likely to hotter today with a maximum of 47 degrees C. According to a forecast, the three emirates are likely to experience a maximum temperature of 45 to 47 degrees C tomorrow.

The outlook for Wednesday and Thursday suggests a reprieve from the heat wave and maximum temperatures are forecast to drop by several degrees across the country. Temperature forecasts for Abu Dhabi for Wednesday and Thursday indicate a maximum of 41 and 40 degrees C, 39 for Sharjah, 40 for Dubai, 39 and 40 for Ras Al Kahaimah, and 35 and 36 respectively for Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. Al Ain will be hotter on both days with an expected 44 degrees C.

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