The climate of the U.A.E generally is hot and dry. The hottest months are July and August, when average maximum temperatures reach above 48 ?C (118.4?F) on the coastal plain. In the Al Hajar Mountains, temperatures are considerably lower, a result of increased altitude.Average minimum temperatures in January and February are between 10 and 14 ?C (50 and 57.2 ?F).During the late summer months, a humid southeastern wind known as Sharqi (i.e. “Easterner”) makes the coastal region especially unpleasant. The average annual rainfall in the coastal area is fewer than 120 mm (4.7 in), but in some mountainous areas annual rainfall often reaches 350 mm (13.8 in). Rain in the coastal region falls in short, torrential bursts during the summer months, sometimes resulting in floods in ordinarily dry wadi beds. The region is prone to occasional, violent dust storms, which can severely reduce visibility. The Jebel Jais mountain cluster in Ras al-Khaimah has experienced snow only twice since records began.
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