UAE weather: Dubai and Abu Dhabi on cusp of 40°C heat

Sticky air set to be a regular feature over Friday and the weekend

Abu Dhabi,  02, September, 2017: People enjoying Eid holidays at the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. ( Satish Kumar /  For The National )
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Expect another day of sunshine with some cloud across the UAE, as both Dubai and Abu Dhabi will see highs of 39°C by 2pm, although gentle winds will mean the temperature will feel closer to 40°C.

Getting up first thing in the morning will mean experiencing high humidity. Sticky air will blow along the coast, as Abu Dhabi’s humidity is expected to be 56 per cent between 6am and 8am, while Dubai will see early morning humidity at 45 per cent.

The sticky air should drop away as the day progresses, but will be a feature over the weekend.

Forecasters predict a chance of light showers in Fujairah and Al Ain on Friday.

Conditions could be hazy during the day as light to moderate northwesterly to north-easterly winds, freshening at times, could kick up dust and sand on Friday until Sunday.

The Arabian Gulf will be moderate to rough at times during daytime while the Sea of Oman will be slight to moderate on Friday and Saturday.