UAE sizzles after sudden humidity spike
Forecasters have said to expect hot and uncomfortable weather in the coming days as high temperatures coincide with high humidity. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology says that the mercury stood at 46C yesterday along coastal areas and is likely to remain around that level in the coming days. Humidity is forecast to be 70-90 per cent, a bulletin from the weather centre read. Inland areas, such as Al Ain and Liwa, could hit 48C. For today, the bulletin added: “The relative humidity is likely to increase during night and early morning over some western coastal areas, with a chance of mist/fog formation.” Seas will be light to moderate, with wave heights of one to two feet inshore in both the Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman. Humidity is typically low in the drier, mid-summer months and rises in late August and September as temperatures drop.