The temperatures are predicted to drop today (Sunday) with meteorologists reporting a cooler shamal wind blowing in from Kuwait and Qatar but last week the mercury was climbing high across the UAE.
At the end of the week Al Ain residents were sweltering in 48C degree heat, Sharjah reached 46C while in Dubai’s temperatures that rose to 51C, a reporter was filmed cooking an egg on the street.
Fujairah was cool or cooler, at a mere 42C, which may highlight the benefits of living in a small city by the coast that enjoys the breezes from the Indian Ocean.
This has been an unusually hot period and summer has yet to arrive.
Egg-stremely Hot Weather, GNTV, 28 May 2009.
Play it Safe in the Sweletering Heat, GN, 30 May 2009.
May Heats Up Ahead of ‘Long Summer’, The National, 31 May 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: “Cooking an egg on the street.”
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Posted by Geoff Pound at 12:40 PM