51° C – UAE hits the hottest day of this year’s summer
The UAE had reached a staggering 51.5° C this Wednesday near Liwa in Abu Dhabi. This by far is the hottest day and also the highest temperature that has been recorded so far in UAE.
According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) – “the temperature reached 51.4C in Saih Al Salem, 50.6C in Al Shawamekh, 50.3C in Suweihan and 50.1C in Al Ajban.”
The temperatures is not expected to come down that slow and easy for the next few days as well. Over the next few days, residents can expect temperatures of 46°C – 49°C in coastal and internal areas along with some humidity of about 80 percent.
There is also dust and sand to be expected over the weekend during the coming Saturday and Friday along with reduced visibility in the early morning.
Here are some tips that one could follow during such scorching temperatures in the UAE.
- Do not stay anywhere that is a closed area like in parked cars for instance.
- Don’t exercise vigorously during very hot climatic conditions.
- Wear light and loose fitting clothes that is made from cotton preferably.
- Drink lots of fluid as you tend to replace the existing fluid with the amount of sweat in excess
- Don’t drink caffeinated beverages