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| 13 June, 2018

Brace for dusty, humid weather in UAE until Friday

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 46C.

Image used for illustrative purposes. 

People walk on a public beach as a sandstorm engulfs Dubai July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

Image used for illustrative purposes. People walk on a public beach as a sandstorm engulfs Dubai July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the UAE with the minimum temperature recorded at 20.9C in Raknah at 6:00am, the weather office said.

The weather is expected to be fair to hazy in general, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said.

The NCM added that there will bemoderate to fresh winds in general, which may cause blowing dust over some exposed areas.

Tuesday's maximum temperature settled at 44.9C, while the minimum was recorded at 20.9C. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 46C.

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The winds will veer southeasterly to northeasterly, 14 - 28, reaching 40kph at times in the internal areas during day time.

Meanwhile, the NCM stated that sea current will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and moderate in the Oman Sea.

Expected Hazy, dusty weather during Eid days

Weather conditions during the Eid Al Fitr weekend are predicted to be hazy, partly cloudy, and dusty. The NCM has predicted fresh winds, causing dusts of dust and sand, especially during the daytime.

However, according to a five-day online weather forecast on the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) website, the weather is expected to be hazy, cloudy, and dusty all the way till Friday, June 15.

A forecaster also said, "From June 12 to Friday, June 15, fresh Westerly to Northwesterly winds will cause blowing of dust and sand, especially in the mornings." The weather may put a dampener on residents who plan on enjoying Eid with their families in the outdoors.

Given the high levels of humidity, many residents Khaleej Times spoke to are planning a quiet Eid at home with their families.

The seas are expected to the rough in the Arabian Gulf, especially in the northern Emirates and moderate and rough at times in the Gulf of Oman.

On Thursday, June 14, the weather is expected to be hazy and partly cloudy. Temperatures for the next three days are expected to be at a maximum of 43 to 48C, and a minimum of 28 to 33C. Humidity in the internal areas will be at a maximum of 55 to 80 per cent and a minimum of 10 to 25 per cent.

Speaking to Khaleej Times about their Eid plans, Nabeela Shareef, a Sharjah-based teacher said, "Eid Al Fitr is generally family-time. My parents, relatives and some friends will meet for lunch. We didn't make any plans outside, especially when it is so hot and humid."

Another resident, Ajmal Riyaz, said, "I plan on lunch at home with my wife and kids. When the weather is good, we do picnic in the parks, but not this time."

Eid forecast

>43 to 48C - high temperatures

>28 to 33C - low temperatures

>55 to 80% - maximum humidity

>10 to 25% - minimum humidity

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