A woman walks with an umbrella underneath sprinklers releasing water vapour along a street to relieve pedestrians in Dubai. File/ AFP
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE recorded the highest temperature on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue weather alerts.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said the highest temperature on Tuesday was 50.7°C at 12:15 in Bida Dafas in Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, while the lowest temperature, 24.6°C was recorded in Jebel Dhanna in the Al Dhafra region at 5am.
On Tuesday, the UAE witnessed a rise in temperatures in separate areas, where the temperature arose to 49.6°C at 2:15pm in the AL Jazeera B.G, 49.1°C in Hamim at 3:15pm, and to 49.1°C in Umm Al-Zamoul at 3:15pm.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) expected that Wednesday's weather would be hot during the day and clear to partly cloudy at times, with the formation of low clouds on the eastern coast in the morning.
The weather on Thursday is expected to be hot during the day and dusty and partly cloudy at times, with the formation of low clouds in the east which may be accumulative in the afternoon, while it will be humid at night and Thursday morning with the possibility of light fog formation over some western coastal areas.
On Thursday, according to the NCM, winds will be southeasterly to northeasterly, light to moderate, active at times during the day, stirring dust in the inlands, with a speed of 10 to 25, reaching 40 kilometres/hr.
The NCM also expected that the sea will be light in the Arabian Gulf and light to moderate but turning to be turbulent on Thursday morning in the Sea of Oman.
According to the NCM, Friday's weather is expected to be hot during the day and dusty and partly cloudy at times, with the formation of low clouds on the eastern coast in the morning, and cumulus clouds to the east in the afternoon.
Temperature will decrease slightly on the western coasts, and the weather will be humid at night and Saturday morning, with a chance of fog or light fog formation on some coastal and interior areas, NCM indicated.
Winds on Saturday will be southeasterly turning to northwesterly, light to moderate, active at times, stirring dust, while the sea will be light to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and light in the Sea of Oman, NCM added.
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Various areas in the country on Tuesday witnessed active, northeasterly winds with a velocity of 42 km / h from nearly 11am until 3pm, according to the National Centre of Meteorology.
On Friday, the city of Jacobabad in Sindh province hit 50˚C, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said, with temperatures forecast to remain high until Sunday.
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