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Humid weather to prevail over coasts


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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has expected the weather on Friday to be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times during daytime, with a chance of some convective clouds formation by afternoon eastward.

Humid by night and Saturday morning over some coastal areas with a probability of fog or mist formation. Light to moderate southeasterly becoming northwesterly winds, freshening at times causing blowing dust during daytime, with a speed of 15 – 25 reaching 40 km/hr.

The sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

It also indicated that the expected temperatures on Friday would be 45 ºC in Abu Dhabi, 46ºC in Al Ain, , 43 ºC in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain, 42 ºC in Ajman, 44ºC in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.

Fog formed over some areas in the city of Abu Dhabi affecting the horizontal visibility in those areas, the NCM added.

The highest temperature recorded in the country on Thursday in Hameem area (Al Dhafra region) was 48.1 ºC at 2:30 pm, while the lowest temperature was recorded in Damtha area (Al Ain). It was 21.9 ºC at 05:45 am, the NCM added.

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