Weather Warnings Announced For This Weekend
Dubai weather. A pretty standard topic of conversation world-over! Known for its glorious tan-friendly days and warm evenings. Well over the next few days, the weather is going to change a bit and not only that, but in the next few years too.
Here's the low down...
Warning from UAE Weather for this weekend:
Beachgoers have been warned by The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) to avoid the beach over the next two days because of rough winds affecting UAE's waters. Waves are expected to hit up to 12 feet so it's probably best to avoid swimming.
The expected weather from 08:00 this morning till 08:00 tomorrow, we wish you a pleasant day 25 May 2016 pic.twitter.com/gwip9DQbSu— UAE WEATHER (@NCMS_media) May 25, 2016
Humidity this week:
Dubai is expecting much hotter and hazier days in the upcoming weeks as humidity levels are expected to rise. (Read: 13 Reasons The Dubai Humidity Will Ruin Your Life This Summer).
Today we are expecting a humidity average of 28% – 75% but this will rise to approximately 80% by Friday and then to 100% once summer reaches a peak. Yikes.
In the next few months and years a few more updates to be aware of:
Dubai is set to get even hotter!
In the next few years, Dubai along with the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, is set to experience event HOTTER summers. According to research, this is as a result of climate change
“In future, the climate in large parts of the Middle East and North Africa could change in such a manner that the very existence of its inhabitants is in jeopardy,”Jos Lelieveld, director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry.
Number of dust storms to increase
It's predicted that Dubai may experience an increase in the number of dust storms due to a growing human population and severe climate change. According to scientists in Saudi Arabia, Germany and Cyprus, between 2001 and 2012 the amount of dust and other pollutants in the air rose drastically.
“During the past decade, from satellite observations, we know the amount of particles has increased dramatically,"Klaus Klingmuller, co-author of the study and post-doctoral researcher at Max Planck Chemistry Institute
According to Klaus, the elevated numbers are related to dry conditions in the northern part of the Middle East.