Mercury starts to dip

ABU DHABI - After a week of hot and humid weather across the country, temperatures have started plunging and weather office has a forecast of a fair weather in a couple of days.

By Haseeb Haider

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Published: Sat 14 Aug 2004, 9:45 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:13 PM

The temperatures dropped further by 2-3 degree Celsius across the country yesterday against the high temperature levels recorded earlier in the week, Meteorological Department said.

But for next 24 hours, forecast is that the weather would be slightly hazy during morning, becoming fair in general with dust over scattered areas during the day time and some low clouds over northern and eastern areas by the afternoon and evening.

Humid conditions at night and hazy by tomorrow morning is also forecast. Al Ain yesterday remained the hottest city with maximum temperatures recorded at 42 degrees against 45 measured on Thursday though humidity pegged to its earlier level of 85 per cent.

In Abu Dhabi, temperature plunged to 39 degrees against 43 degree Celsius while maximum humidity remained unchanged at 85 per cent.

Temperatures in Dubai remained unchanged at 39 degrees. In Sharjah, however, it dropped by one degree to 40â Celsius. The maximum humidity level slipped to 80 per cent from the earlier 85 per cent.

The fall in temperatures was monitored in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain where a drop of three, two and one degree Celsius was recorded respectively.

The maximum temperature in Ras Al Khaimah and the two other emirates was recorded at 39 degree Celsius. The emirate of Fujairah recorded a lowest temperature of 37 degree Celsius. The meteorological department has a forecast of fair weather in general, as moderate northwesterly winds are likely to blow across the country. The sea may get a little rough with waves scaling 3-5 feet onshore on Sunday becoming light to moderate with moderate northwesterly-northeartly winds likely to blow.

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