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Highest temp in the UAE recorded at 50C over the weekend



If you were chilling by a pool this weekend (in fact, if you just stepped outside at all) you probably noticed that it was a few degrees hotter. It turns out, we had a scorcher of a weekend, and on Saturday the highest temperature in the UAE was 50.5 degrees Celsius, recorded in Liwa, Abu Dhabi.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) shared the news on twitter, saying that the reading was taken in Mesaira (Liwa) at 2.30pm.

Over the next few days the temperature in internal areas will reach a maximum of 49C with humidity will reach highs of 60 to 90 percent.

The forecast reads: “Hot in general, and hazy at times. Some clouds may develop over the eastern areas by afternoon. Moderate winds in general, freshening at times, and may cause blowing dust / sand at times. The relative humidity will increase by night and early morning over the coastal and internal areas, with a chance of mist / fog formation. Sea will be rough at first in the Arabian Gulf becoming moderate by afternoon. And moderate, becoming rough at times in Oman sea.”

Even in the typically cooler areas the temperature has been relatively high. The lowest temperature in the country this morning was recorded at 22.5C in Raknah at 5.45am.

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