Team shortlist28 May 2017 AT 01:36 PM

This is when you can expect the hottest days of the UAE summer

You might not want to sunbathe...
Team shortlist28 May 2017 AT 01:36 PM
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UAE, Dubai, Weather, Summer
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UAE, Dubai, Weather, Summer
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If you think it’s hot in Dubai right now, prepare for it to get even hotter.

The UAE's summer is generally agreed to last from late May until September, however, it's late June to mid-August that sees temperatures reach their peak.

According to a bulletin issued by the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), summer in the Northern Hemisphere will start on June 21, when countries will witness the longest days and highest temperatures.

This means that we can expect temperatures in the UAE will rise by an average of two to three degrees Celsius in June.

During May, the air temperature was between 33°C and 35° Celsius with a maximum temperature between 40°C and 42°C and minimum between 27°C and 29°C.

According to the NCMS bulletin that was cited by local news agency WAM the cause for the increase in temperature is due to the fact that the Siberian High ridge (a collection of cold dry air) comes to a hold in June while the Indian Monsoon trough will take place for most of the month.

While the temperatures are set to raise, the relative humidity is set to decline. “Relative humidity will decrease during June compared to May, especially during the second half. The chances of fog and mist formation will decrease but remain during the first half of this month”, the bulletin reads.

This month (May) the average relative humidity is 42 percent, while the average maximum humidity is between 62 and 87 percent. The average minimum humidity is between 14 and 27 percent while the wind speed is 13 kmph.

According to NCMS, today’s weather will be fair in general with internal temperatures ranging from 39°C to 45°C. Internal humidity will range from 65 to 85 percent with moderate winds expected over the sea.  

According to the bulletin the “relative humidity will increase during night and early morning over the some coastal and internal areas with a chance of fog/mist formation.”

The sea will be moderate to rough at times during the evening in the Arabian Gulf and moderate in general in Oman sea. 

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