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UAE weather: Temperatures to drop during the weekend after reaching 47°C today - Dotemirates
21/06/2018

UAE weather: Temperatures to drop during the weekend after reaching 47°C today

Hot and humid conditions will persist today and tomorrow but the mercury is likely to drop on Saturday. Misty and foggy weather affecting visibility may be expected in some areas, especially around the northern coasts, warned the National Centre of Meteorology. Relative humidity is set to increase during the night and in the early hours of the day in these areas, leading to the foggy conditions. Rough seas conditions are expected in the Arabian Gulf but the Oman Sea is likely to be calmer. Temperatures will vary between 26°C and 45°C in coastal areas today, while internal areas may see...


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