UAE experiences hottest day of the year, Temperature exceeds 50.8°C

The UAE saw its warmest day of the year on Saturday, reaching a temperature of 50.8°C.

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UAE records the hottest day of the year with 50.8 °C.

On Saturday, the UAE recorded its warmest day of the year, with a sweltering 50.8°C. In Owtaid, an area of Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra Region, a heat record was set at 2:45 p.m.

A Series of Sweltering Days

The recent heatwave follows a series of exceptionally high temperatures earlier in the summer. In July, the mercury soared past the 50°C mark for the first time, hitting 50.1°C for two consecutive days on July 15 and 16 in Bada Dafas, also within the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.

As August progressed, the sweltering conditions persisted. On August 2, temperatures in Owtaid touched 50.2°C and then further climbed to 50.3°C on August 25.

Impact and Awareness

Being outdoors in such intense weather carries health hazards, which emphasizes how crucial it is to stay hydrated and take the appropriate safety precautions. The National Centre of Meteorology still provides information on the weather, assisting locals and visitors to the UAE in being informed and ready.

Tips to Avoid Health Issues

If you're not careful, hot temperatures can be harmful to your health. Here are some important guidelines to keep you safe and avoid health problems during hot weather:

  • Stay Hydrated
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Dress Appropriately
  • Limit physical activity.
  • Cool your home
  • Eat Light
  • Know the signs of heat-related illnesses.
  • Stay informed with weather forecasts and heat advisories.
  • Check on vulnerable individuals.
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