Latest NewsNewsTFT NewsUAE News

UAE to witness earliest summer solstice since 1976

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to have its longest day from June 21 to June 22, as the earliest summer solstice for most countries since 1796 will occur on June 20, 2024.

Emirates News Agency (WAM) reports that the daylight hours will reach 13 hours and 48 minutes. “It’s important to note that similar variations in solstice timing can be expected in future leap years,” WAM added.

Starting from June 21 and lasting through August 10, the daytime temperatures are forecasted to range from 41 to 43 degrees Celsius, while nighttime temperatures are expected to be between 26 and 29 degrees Celsius. The weather is anticipated to be generally dry with active winds during the first half of summer, according to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Board Chairman of the Emirates Astronomical Society and member of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy Sciences.

During the summer months, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from the heat. Here are a few things you can do:

  1. Keep yourself hydrated by constantly bringing a reusable water bottle.
  2. You can wear loose, light, and appropriate clothing to stay cool.
  3. Limit your time outside and only go out when necessary.
  4. If you’re outside, seek shade when possible.
  5. Apply sunscreen and bring an umbrella for additional sun protection.
  6.  Consider wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes.


Kate Sudiacal

Kate is a Junior Writer at The Filipino Times, where she actively covers a wide range of stories, with a special focus on the Philippines, UAE, and MENA. Her thorough daily summaries of the most significant events appear in The Filipino Times, the Middle East's leading newspaper serving Filipinos. With The Filipino Times' digital platform boasting over 4 million monthly views and nearly half a million followers across various social media channels, Kate's work reaches a wide and engaged audience. Do you have a story to share? Contact Kate at [email protected].

Related Articles

Back to top button