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This has been among the hottest summers
in Saudi Arabia.

Temperatures likely to top 50 deg C in Saudi

JEDDAH, August 25, 2015

While scorching temperatures are likely to continue across several parts of Saudi Arabia, some areas may see mercury shooting above 50C, a report said.

This has been among the hottest summers on record in the Kingdom, added the Arab News report, which cited weather experts.

Weather could further intensify in central and eastern areas until Thursday, the report said.

Hot conditions prevailed on Monday, with mild weather in the mountainous areas and high humidity along the coast, experts said, highlighting an increased chance of heavy rainfall and dusty winds later this week along the Red Sea coast.

According to global climate models, high temperatures are expected to plague the Arabian Gulf and Middle East until October, the report said.

These models suggest temperatures higher than average due to a significant decline in the speed of surface winds and low atmospheric pressure.

Hot weather would continue in the Eastern Province for about 60 days, with wind and moisture, which may turn to fog in the mornings, and warmer temperatures during the day, Salman Al-Ramadan, an astronomy researcher was quoted as saying in the report.




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