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UAE weather: Winter ends as 42°C temperatures recorded

Dubai - NCM expects weather to be 'rather hot' during the day.

Illustrative image: KT file/Rahul Gajjar
Illustrative image: KT file/Rahul Gajjar

By Web Report

Published: Sat 27 Mar 2021, 5:45 PM

Good bye, pleasant, chilly evenings, and hello, light clothes!

It looks like the winter season has well and truly ended as the mercury has crossed the 40-degree-Celsius-mark multiple times already.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) on Saturday reported that the highest temperature recorded in the UAE was 42°C. It was recorded in Dubai’s Saih Al Salem area around 2pm.

The UAE recorded a highest of 41.6°C on Friday, and 42°C on Thursday.

In its general weather forecast for the week, the authority predicts it to be "rather hot" during daytime.

The lowest temperatures, meanwhile, continue to remain below 20°C, with a chilly 9.4°C recorded on March 23.

The NCM had warned of an increase in temperature earlier today, with humidity set to reach a maximum of 85 per cent in interior regions.

December 23, 2020, marked the start of a rather cold winter season in the UAE. The season saw icy temperatures, with the mercury dipping to below zero several times.

VIDEO: When KT went hunting for ice in the desert

March 2021 was to mark the end of the winter season, according to weather forecasters.

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