Just when we thought those sticky summer days were behind us…
If, like us, you’ve been waking up this week thinking the temperatures are finally getting more bearable, you might have spoken too soon.
According to a bulletin from the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), residents across Dubai and the UAE can expect humidity levels to reach 95 per cent today, Monday September 16.
Residents in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain can all expect humidity levels of 95 per cent, while Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah residents will face 90 per cent humidity. It’ll feel cooler in Fujairah, where humidity levels are expected to peak at 80 per cent.
The NCMS bulletin advises that the humidity will be mostly felt tonight, with a chance of fog and mist formation on Tuesday morning across coastal areas.
But it’s not all bad news for the September weather in Dubai. According to NCMS data collected from a weather station near Dubai International Airport from 1977 to 2018, the mean temperature (across both night and day) is 33 degrees Celsius in September, that’s a drop of 2.3 degrees compared to the mean temperature in August.
However, the data also shows that the max mean humidity is 76 per cent in June, 74 per cent in July, 73 per cent in August and 79 per cent in September, which explains why September can often feel just as oppressive, heat wise, as super-hot August.