Just three weeks of face-melting heat left…
Sick of sweating all your makeup off the second you step outdoors? Us too. But we’ve got some good news for those of you in the UAE – summer is officially on its way out.
How do we know? Sharjah Planetarium general supervisor Ebrahim Al Jarwan told Gulf News that the Suhail star, one of the brightest in the Vela constellation, is expected to make an appearance in our skies on August 24.
When this star can be seen rising above the southern horizon, it means summer is drawing to a close. The star will shine until late winter in the Arabian Peninsula.
Ok, that’s the good news. But here’s the bad news – it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.
According to Al Jarwan, before the Suhail star’s appearance, the weather will continue to get hotter and more humid. That’s thanks to a little star called Mirzam.
“The high temperatures that accompany the weather fluctuations and dust are associated with the star Mirzam, which peaks from July 29 to August 11,” he explained.
June 21 was the longest day of the year, which officially signaled the start of summer. August is the hottest month, with maximum temperatures rising to 48 degrees Celsius.