UAE weather: Monster fog in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates, NCM issues red alert ,warns of reduced visibility on roads


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Monster fog blanketed the Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman skyline once again this morning. Police across the UAE urged motorists to be careful and drive slow, as fog formation caused low visibility on roads across the country.

The Abu Dhabi police announced reduction of speed limit to 80km/hr on Mohammed bin Rashid and Maktoum bin Rashid (Abu Dhabi-Dubai) road and Abu Dhabi-Al Ain road.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM), issued a red alert and warned motorists: “A chance of fog formation with deterioration of horizontal visibility over most of internal and coastal areas until 9.00 am, today”.

The NCM also forecast partly cloudy skies and added that some clouds will appear Eastward by afternoon, and it will be rather hot during daytime across the country.

The maximum temperature in the country is expected to be between 35 -39°C, and the lowest temperature is expected to be between 15-20°C.

In the coastal areas, temperature highs will be between 32-36°C, and 20-26°C in the mountainous regions.

The NCM added: “Light to moderate winds, freshening at times will cause blowing dust and sand at a speed of 10 – 20, reaching 30 km/hr.”

Humidity will reach up to 70-95 per cent in the internal areas, whereas in the mountainous regions it is expected to be 45-60 per cent.

Relative humidity is expected to increase by night and Friday morning, especially over coastal and internal areas, causing fog and mist formation.

The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea, the NCM added.


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