UAE Witnesses Coldest Day Ever as Temperature Hits 5.3°C on That Date

Residents across the UAE are experiencing the long-awaited chill of winter as temperatures have dropped to single digits.

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Winter chill hits the UAE as temperatures drop to single digits.

People all throughout the United Arab Emirates are now feeling the cold weather that everyone has been waiting for: the arrival of winter. At 7:30 in the morning on January 10, the National Centre of Meteorology in Raknah (Al Ain) reported temperatures of 5.3°C, making it the coldest day of the year.

This is the coldest weather that has seen so far, as Temperature reductions have added to the winter attractiveness in other regions as well, such as the magnificent Jebel Jais peak.

Varied Cold Snaps Across the UAE

While Raknah experienced the coldest temperatures, Jebel Jais Mountain recorded a notable drop to 7.2°C on January 9. Weather experts predict that some mountainous regions will witness even lower temperatures in the coming days. It's worth noting that the coldest air temperature recorded in Raknah in 2021 plummeted to a chilling -2ºC.

Milder Winter Compared to Previous Years

Winter officially commenced in the UAE on December 21, and experts note that this year's winter has been milder compared to previous years. Despite the relatively higher December temperatures, residents are now relishing the much-anticipated cool weather that has finally settled in.

Enthusiasts Await Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor and adventure enthusiasts are eagerly embracing the colder temperatures, with Jebel Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah emerging as a top winter destination. Fahad Mohamad Abdul Rehman, popularly known as one of the most dedicated storm chasers in the UAE, expresses his delight in reaching such locations. According to him, Jebel Jais stands out as the best winter destination with its cold yet invigorating atmosphere. The white snow-covered mountains during the winter months make it an even more inviting and picturesque landscape.

As temperatures continue to drop, residents are donning cozy sweaters and relishing the chilly atmosphere. The winter months provide a unique opportunity for locals and tourists alike to enjoy the serene beauty of snow-covered landscapes and engage in various outdoor activities. Whether it's a peaceful stroll or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, the UAE's winter is undoubtedly a season to be cherished.

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