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UAE Weather: It's Going To Start Cooling Down Very Soon

06 Aug 2018

Is the end of the UAE's long, hot summer in sight?

According to UAE astronomers, the end of summer is just around the corner - just three weeks away, in fact! 

It's expected that temperatures will drop for the Eid al-Adha weekend. So wave good by to the 48C days and 90% humidity levels. We can expect the thermometer to drop to the late 30Cs and early 40Cs by the end of this month. 

How Have Astronomers Worked This Out?

Ebrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor of Sharjah Planetarium told Gulf News that "the appearance of the Suhail star in the constellation Vela on August 24 means that summer will be drawing to a close."

"The high temperatures that accompany the weather fluctuations and dust are associated with the star Mirzam, which peaks from July 29 to August 11," Al Jarwan adds. "The Suhail star, like all other stars, appears for a while before disappearing for the rest of the year."