UAE sweats as hu­mid­ity rises

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Hu­mid­ity lev­els in the coun­try are hit­ting100 per cent dur­ing the night and early morn­ings, as sum­mer ar­rives in earnest, writes Ma­hak Man­nan.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Cen­tre Of Me­te­o­rol­ogy And Seis­mol­ogy, hu­mid­ity is go­ing to re­main high in the com­ing weeks. “The coastal ar­eas of the coun­try like Abu Dhabi are al­ready ex­pe­ri­enc­ing 100 per cent hu­mid­ity along with parts of Dubai too,” said a me­te­o­rol­o­gist. “This level of hu­mid­ity is ex­pected to con­tinue through­out the sum­mer across all cities in the Emi­rates, es­pe­cially dur­ing the nights. “The in­crease in hu­mid­ity is also caus­ing a lot of deep fog to gather, es­pe­cially along the Abu Dhabi-Dubai high­way dur­ing the early hours of the day which means daily com­muters need to be very cau­tious on the road since vis­i­bil­ity will be low,” he added. Although tem­per­a­tures fell slightly in the past few days due to winds, they are ex­pected to grad­u­ally in­crease this week. The next few days are ex­pected to be sunny, with no clouds in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with tem­per­a­tures hit­ting 41C in Abu Dhabi and 42C in Dubai. Hu­mid­ity hit 84 per cent in the cap­i­tal yes­ter­day morn­ing and 75 in Dubai, Ac­cuweather re­ported.

THE HEAT IS ON: Hu­mid­ity lev­els are ris­ing

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