UAE hits 50 degrees for first time this year


Temperatures crossed the 50 degree Celsius mark in the UAE for the first time in 2023, the National Centre for Meteorology has confirmed.

A figure of 50.1 Celsius was recorded at Bada Dafas in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra region at 2:45 pm on Sunday. 

It was cooler on the coast, however, with Abu Dhabi peaking at 45 C, and Dubai reaching 42 C.

According to official records, the hottest temperature ever recorded in the UAE was back in July 2002, when the mercury hit 52.1 C.

The hottest day of the year was recorded as regions across the world are facing unprecedented weather extremes, including torrential rain in South Korea and searing heat in China and the United States. 

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