On Saturday, the UAE’s soaring temperatures surpassed the searing 50-degree Celsius barrier, setting a new high for the season.
At 2:45 p.m., the temperature in Abu Dhabi’s Owtaid in Al Dhafra district reached 50.8 degrees Celsius, according to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).
Temperatures had reached 50 degrees earlier in July, the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, as the country plummeted into peak summer.
Doctors have issued a caution for people to avoid spending too much time in the sunshine and to remain hydrated, especially for youngsters when schools resume.
As heatwaves become more intensified, scientists are calling this phenomenon global boiling, reflecting a transition from global warming to a period of extreme heatwaves and climate related disasters such as wildfires.