UAE weather: scorching week on the way as mercury hits 49C in some areas

Temperatures set to peak amid changeable dry and humid conditions

ABU DHABI - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - 29JULY2016 - Visitors take quick selfies and photographs with Abu Dhabi skyline in the backdrop as the temperature scales 41 degree celsius with humidity showing 41 percentage at the breakwaters on the Corniche. Ravindranath K / The National (for Standalone) *** Local Caption ***  RK2907-STANDALONE02.jpg

The UAE is set for one of its hottest weeks of the year as temperatures hit 49°C in some areas.

Sunday began with a hot blast of dry air with the mercury in the mid-forties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The National Centre of Meteorology predicted similar conditions throughout the week, with humid nights making conditions uncomfortable.

Along the coast and islands the maximum is likely to be 47°C with 85 per cent humidity, and the mountains are expected to hit 37°C with 50 per cent humidity.

The interior is expected to reach 49°C on Sunday, with up to 85 per cent humidity.

Staycationers enjoying a getaway to Fujairah could expect lower highs of 39°C and lows of 33°C on Sunday, making it one of the coolest places in the country.

The weather centre predicted hazy conditions with dust in the air, as is common throughout the summer.

There will be light to moderate winds, freshening at times.

The sea will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea. It will be humid by night and into Monday morning with a probability of mist formation over some Northern coastal areas.

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Updated: August 1st 2021, 1:45 PM