Sizzling Temperatures, outdoor Climatisation and Air Conditioning have always been quite a Dilemma for the Gulf Countries. With a view to know more about the Ozone Layer, successive symposiums have always been organized throughout the Gulf countries taking the Refrigerants; Challenges & Prospects in High-Ambient Temperature Countries as topics of discussions. Published by Emirates 24/7 on Monday, July 25, 2016, an article by Bindu Rai gives us a pertinent image of the area of the GCC countries and the prevailing temperatures such as Kuwait close to 55° Celsius, Iraq @ 53.9°C . . . and (im)possible rain for UAE?
Hot winds, haze to shroud UAE; highs of 49 degrees Celsius with humidity climbing to 85 per cent in parts
The hot and hazy weather that kicked up dust and sand across the UAE on Sunday will continue to hinder horizontal visibility over the next 24 hours.
The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has albeit offered some respite to those residing in the eastern and southern parts of the country with a possibility of rainfall on the horizon.
The Met office has forecasted Monday in the UAE will be hazy in general, becoming ”hot to very hot over most areas and partly cloudy over eastern and southern areas, with some rainy towering clouds at times.”
Highs of 49 degrees Celsius have been forecasted in the UAE’s interior region, even as humidity levels are expected to climb to 85 per cent around the coastal parts.
A heatwave through the Middle East has seen the Mercury gradually climb this past week, with Kuwait reportedly recording temperatures close to 55 degrees Celsius, while its neighbour Iraq saw highs of 53.9 degrees.
While the UAE has been spared such highs this summer thus far, the NCMS has further stated, Monday will see the country experience moderate to fresh winds in general, causing blowing dust and reducing the horizontal visibility, especially across exposed areas.
The sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.