Highest night temperature ever recorded in Gulf country

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Filed on July 3, 2018 | Last updated on July 3, 2018 at 08.15 am
Highest night temperature ever recorded in Gulf country
Clear blue sky over a winding road in the countryside with mountains in the distance. Shot from Muscat, Oman.


A dip was witnessed in the daytime temperature.

Heat soared to staggering 42.6 degrees Celsius on the night of 27 June in Quriyat, Oman, recording the highest night time temperature till date. 

According to an official of the Meteorology Department at the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), it is possible that temperature was even higher at other locations but was not recorded due to the absence of monitoring stations in these areas.

"Other areas in Quriyat could have recorded even higher temperatures, but there are no temperature monitoring stations in these areas. This was the highest temperature recorded at night," the official was quoted as saying in Times of Oman.

He added, "The dry north-westerly winds passing through the Empty Quarter Desert led to the highest temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius at night."

Stating the temperatures have come down, the official said, "Now it is around 45 degrees Celsius during the daytime, instead of 50 degrees Celsius during the past week, due to the warm and wet south-easterly winds coming from the Arabian Sea."


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