UAE weather: sizzling temperatures across the Emirates

Hot, dry heat expected with winds coming in the afternoon

December 11, 2010, Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE:
The oldest monastery in the UAE has been discovered on Sir Bani Yas island. Sir Bani Yas island is a sprawling wildlife reserve larger than the island of Abu Dhabi and home to a vast array of wildlife.

A UAE flag glistens under the sun on a boat bound for the island.

Lee Hoagland/ The National
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Temperatures in the UAE are rising with forecasters describing conditions as 'generally hot'.

It will also be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times.

Mid-morning temperatures reached 35.1°C in Abu Dhabi, with 47% relative humidity.

The highest temperature recorded over the country yesterday reached 47.4°C in Mezaira at 3.45pm.

Light to moderate winds will arrive in the afternoon and may cause dusty conditions over some exposed areas.

Those who had a fishing trip or yacht cruise in mind, it will be safe to do so; the sea movement has been announced as slight to moderate in both the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf.