The mercury crossed the 50°C-mark for the first time this year on Thursday.
According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), the highest temperature recorded in the country on the day was a sweltering 50.5°C in Owtaid, Al Dhafra Region. The temperature was recorded at 2.45pm.
At the other end of the country, Jabal Mebreh in Ras Al Khaimah recorded the lowest temperature on the day — a cool 21.3°C at 5.15am.
The NCM also reported light rains in Sharjah’s Dibba Al Hisn on Thursday morning. According to the five-day weather bulletin issued by the NCM, hot weather conditions will persist next week.