Team shortlist31 Jan 2016 AT 09:43 AM

Temperature drops to zero in some parts of the UAE

Here's how the weather looks for the next few days
Team shortlist31 Jan 2016 AT 09:43 AM
Temperature drops to zero in some parts of the UAE
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Has any conversation in the UAE started without the words “It’s SO cold outside” in the last few days? Probably not. But while many people may roll their eyes at the idea of complaining about the weather, it might actually be colder than you think.

Yesterday morning, the lowest temperature recorded in the UAE was less than zero. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) tweeted in the early hours of Saturday morning to say that on Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah they had clocked a temperature of -0.3 degrees Celsius.

Over the weekend, elsewhere in the UAE there were lows of 14 and highs of 26 degrees Celsius. Some mountainous areas reached lows of a chilly 8 degrees.

Over the next few days we can expect the weather to remain breezy, with daytime temperatures of between 16 and 22. The NCMS weather report predicts partly cloudy weather over the next few days, with humidity bringing a chance of mist and fog. The Arabian Gulf is expected to be quite rough for the time being.

Some medium range forecasts are predicting rain on Thursday evening, but we’ll give you an update on that closer to the weekend.

In the meantime, let’s all spare a thought for the poor turtles. According to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, turtles are being found washed up on the beach because of the cold weather. If you find one, give them a call on 04 3017198 or 055 500 8125 and they will arrange to collect it outside Wild Wadi. 

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