Heat wave to continue in the UAE

Met officials believe the baking hot weather conditions prevalent across the country for the last few days would continue as the summer peaks in the Arabian Peninsula.

The human comfort index has dropped several notches down as mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius across most part of the emirates, with the conditions seeming harsher around desert towns such as Al Ain, Liwa and Sweihan.

"When the temperature hits 45 degrees centigrade mark, the human body feels it as 48C. Environmental factors like sand, continuous sunshine, hot winds, and concrete and metallic structures further compound the severity," Gulf News quoted a meteorologist as saying.

Afternoons have been particularly harsh and venturing out has become virtually impossible, reflecting on the streets which are mostly deserted around midday.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) the weather will predictably be hot and hazy throughout the day today.

Though, some mountainous and eastern areas of the country are expected to have cloud cover, which however, is not expected to give people any respite from the heat.

The relatively rough winds are expected to kick up dust in some areas as well as making the moderately rough.

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