The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recorded the highest temperature of the summer season so far.

In a post on X, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that a temperature of 49.9 degree Celsius was recorded in Mezaira (Al Dhafra region) at 3:15 pm on Friday, June 21.

This comes as the UAE summer season has officially begun, with the country marking its summer solstice on Thursday, June 20, the longest day.