I was right.
Yesterday was just extremely hot. So unbelievably hot, it have been fantastic if I can share to the world just how hot it can be here. But I can’t do that with words, can I?
Damn, pictures can be posted for the world to see but don’t you just wish you can extend your hand to your desktop ala-Stargate style and feel what is on the other side?
Most parts of the UAE was scorcher than ever with temperatures climbing up to nearly 45C in Dubai and reaching even higher in Al Ain. Easterly winds brought warm air from the desert that raised the meteorologists comfort index to six, which represents “very uncomfortable” conditions.
Top to that, winds whipped up sand and dust to combine a really disgusting sandstorm. No lip-gloss for me yesterday!
A senior meteorologist said the current hot spell was not unusual for this time of the year. He added that it would continue, sometimes becoming sever, because of a heat cyclone developing in the Empty Quarter – a desert area bordering the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Are we just doomed or what!?
To best feel what it feels here right now, well, outside this dead cold office anyway: Turn on your hair dryer and direct it to your face. Remember to keep not more than 5 centimeters of space from your face and the mouth of the dryer.