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22 July 2024

UAE Meteorology Centre Reports on July Climate Summary

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The UAE Meteorology Centre has released its comprehensive summary of the July climate, highlighting significant weather patterns and climatic statistics across the country. July, known for its summer heat, experiences increased temperatures influenced by the extension of thermal lows, notably the Indian monsoon low pressure system.

Weather Patterns:

Throughout July, the eastern mountains and southern regions of the UAE were characterized by cloud cover, attributed to mountainous terrain and high temperatures. Afternoon rains were observed in interior areas, driven by these developing clouds. Additionally, the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) impacted parts of the country, particularly in the latter half of the month, leading to convective rainy clouds at times.

Wind Circulations:

The month saw significant variability in wind patterns. Southeasterly winds predominated during the night and morning periods, shifting to northerly winds during the day. Fresh southerly winds occasionally caused blowing dust in the mornings, while fresh northwesterly winds contributed to sporadic blowing and suspended dust.

Humidity and Fog:

Relative humidity levels varied, with increases during early morning hours over certain areas, occasionally resulting in mist or fog formation. July 2023 witnessed the highest frequency of fog occurrences, with 11 instances of fog and 5 misty days reported.

Climatic Statistics:

  • Air Temperature:

    • Mean air temperature ranged between 34.6°C and 37.2°C.
    • Mean maximum air temperature ranged from 39.7°C to 43.8°C.
    • Mean minimum air temperature varied between 29.1°C and 31.4°C.
    • The highest maximum temperature recorded was 51.8°C at Mezaira in 2017, while the lowest minimum temperature dropped to 16.9°C at Jais Mountain in 2022.
  • Wind:

    • Mean wind speed averaged 13 km/h.
    • The highest sustained winds reached 105 km/h at Khatam Al Shaklah in 2016.
    • The highest wind gust recorded was 130 km/h at Al Ain Airport in 2022.
  • Relative Humidity:

    • Mean relative humidity stood at 46%.
    • Mean maximum relative humidity fluctuated between 64% and 81%.
    • Mean minimum relative humidity ranged from 19% to 36%.
  • Rainfall:

    • The highest recorded rainfall for July was 234.9 mm at the port of Fujairah in 2022.

The UAE Meteorology Centre continues to monitor and report on weather patterns and climate trends, providing crucial information for residents and stakeholders across the country.

For more details and updates, please visit UAE Meteorology Centre's website.