UAE weather: Increasing humidity as temperatures top 40C

Another hot and hazy day ahead for the UAE on Wednesday

Hot and hazy weather will continue across much of the UAE on Wednesday, with the possibility of light rain developing in eastern areas by afternoon.

Daytime temperatures will peak at 37C in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, according to the National Centre of Meteorology, and it will be hotter still in central regions, peaking at 40C.

Humidity will increase on the east coast through the morning, whilst wind speeds will increase to 40 kph at times, which could blow enough dust into the air to reduce visibility on the roads.

Similar weather patterns are forecast for Thursday for much of the country.