There seems to be no respite from soaring temperatures as hot and hazy weather continues to prevail across the UAE. Maximum temperature was recorded at 49.1 degree celsius on Monday in Mezairaa area of the UAE as Abu Dhabi and Sharjah continued to remain hot.
An official at the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said: “The maximum temperature could reach upto 50 degrees during the coming days. However, it would only stay for a short period of time.”
Humidity level also remained high at 55 to 70 per cent on Monday. “Staying indoors is a better option during the day. Going out tires the body and drains energy levels, as one has to keep up with the fast,” said Munira Zulfiqar, a Sharjah resident.
Another Dubai-based resident Misbah Ahmed said: “Travelling to work is not much of a worry as public transport is air conditioned. However, it takes a long time to reach home during peak hour traffic. Also, walking from work to the bus stop is tiresome.”
Forecasters have predicted daytime temperatures to stay between 45 to 49 degrees celsius as slight to moderate winds are expected offshore.