UAE weather: Cold spell to continue throughout February, says NCM
Humidity is expected to increase this month, with chances of fog and mist, especially over the coastal areas
Published: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4:47 PM
Last updated: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 5:01 PM
Weather in the UAE will remain cold throughout February, though temperatures may slightly increase over some areas in the second half of the month, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said on Wednesday.
In its climate report for the month, the NCM said the average maximum temperatures during this month may range from 23°C to 28°C, while the minimum may fall between 12°C and 16°C.
February is one of the winter months when the Arabian Gulf region remains under the influence of the extension of the Siberian high-pressure system associated with the cold air mass coming from the north; hence, temperatures would continue to drop in general, the forecasters predicted.
“The country is affected by the passage of low-pressure systems coming from the Mediterranean Sea, leading to unstable weather conditions with fresh south winds caused blowing dust/sand. Clouds also developed over scattered areas with rain at times,” said the NCM report.
“Southeasterly winds prevailed during mornings becoming northwesterly during afternoon, while the country is affected by fresh northwesterly winds (Shamal).”
The forecasters said relative humidity increases during this month with chances of fog and mist, especially over the coastal areas.
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