The heatwave is expected to continue well into the summer season
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia record highest temperature on earth
Dubai: A man died in Kuwait yesterday as the country reels from a heatwave. The man, who died because of a heatstroke, was found with his tools next to his body.
According to Al Rai daily, the police and ambulance raced when reports came in of the ill man, but he was dead by the time they reached him. The forensic reports pointed to overexposure to the sun.
Kuwait on Saturday recorded the highest temperatures in the world; reaching 52.2 degrees Celsius in the shadows and 63 degrees Celsius under direct sunlight, according to Al Qabas newspaper. In Saudi Arabia, the mercury rose to 55 degrees Celsius in Al Majmaah at noon.
The heatwave is expected to continue well into the summer season, which officially kicks off on June 21. Arabia Weather website stated that the heatwave has also struck Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE, with the heat being accompanied by a high humidity rate.
Meteorologists in Kuwait have predicted a volatile summer this year, noting that temperatures could reach 68 degrees under the sun next month.
In Iraq the southern province of Maysan recorded a 55.6 degrees Celsius.
UAE temperatures to hit 48 degrees Celsius in some areas
The UAE’s weather bureau predicts maximum temperatures at 48 degrees Celsius in some parts
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has predicted temperatures will soar to 48 degrees Celcius in Al Al Ain and Delma. Temperatures in Sharjah and Fujairah will touch 43 degrees Celcius, while in Dubai they are likely to soar to 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi are likely to touch 41 degrees Celcius.
According to NCM, the weather is forecast to be fair in general, but the department warned it will be partly cloudy and hazy at times. There is probability of some convective clouds formation Eastwards towards afternoon.
The coastal areas in the UAE will experience more humidity especially during early morning and towards the night.
Light to moderate winds will blow Southeasterly to Northeasterly at 20-30km/h, reaching 45km/h at times.
Dust and sand is expected to blow across the nation as well.
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