Mercury will be unforgiving today, with temperatures rising to as high as 48°C in parts of the UAE, even as humidity could go up to an extremely uncomfortable 95 per cent.
According to the weatherman at the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), weather today will remain hot and hazy during the day while certain areas may see a partial cloud cover, with chance of towering clouds over eastwards and southwards by afternoon.
Internal areas of the country may see temperatures soar to a scorching 48°C and coastal areas could see a high of 43°C while the UAE’s mountainous regions will be relatively moderate at 36°C, according to the NCMS forecast.
“Winds will be moderate in general, freshening at times causing blowing dust/sand,” the NCMS forecast adds. “Sea will be slight to moderate over Arabian Gulf, and moderate to rough over the Oman sea,” it says.
Parts of the UAE were battered by high winds and scattered rainfall on Monday, with Dubai’s Silicon Oasis and Academic City facing the brunt of bad weather conditions.
Severe winds ripped off scaffoldings at some under-construction buildings in Dubai Silicon Oasis while advertising billboards and hoardings collapsed at several places in Dubai Academic City and other parts of the emirate, including in Deira, where a part of Maktoum Road, near the famous Clock Tower roundabout, had to be shut for about three hours in order for a collapsed scaffolding to be restored.
Traffic across major highways thickened as authorities advised caution on the road.