Hazy weather may continue in UAE for two more days

DUBAI — The extremely hazy weather in the UAE is expected to continue for another two days, with partly cloudy skies and dusty conditions, according to the meteorological department at Dubai International Airport.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 30 Jul 2006, 11:14 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:48 PM

The weather in the UAE remained hazy yesterday, even as a cloud of thick dust enveloped the country almost throughout the day. The visibility, which was low until the afternoon, improved slightly towards the evening.

The highest temperature recorded at the Met Office yesterday was 42 degrees C and the lowest at 34 degrees C.

It is expected that the temperature level will remain the same, possibly with slight variations, over the next few days. Meanwhile, people were advised to stay away from the beach in order to avoid chaos in case of high-tide.

A security guard at Jumeirah open beach said "On Friday , police and security officials came and evacuated people from the beach after 3 pm as a precautionary measure. They instructed all swimmers to stay away from the sea. However, yesterday people were back for a swim as usual."

"The sea was a bit rough in the morning but by afternoon had became normal. There were no sign of a high-tide. Also there were comparatively less people at the beach yesterday and we alerted all the swimmers not to go too deep into the sea," he noted. According to a Dubai traffic police report, the hazy conditions did not have much of an adverse effect on the smooth movement of traffic in Dubai. However, a few accidents were reported in different parts of the Emirates.

Corporal Sami Al Bana of Anjad Patrol of Sharjah Police Department said, "Despite the weather conditions traffic in the emirate moved smoothly yesterday. Traffic police officers were deployed across the emirate to facilitate the traffic and prevent any possible accidents. Three or four minor accidents were reported, but they were due to reckless driving." Ali Saeed Al Matroushi, head of the accidents and traffic section of Ajman Police, said " Special police officials were deployed across the emirate.

Until now, no accidents have been reported. We are closely monitoring the situation and if needed more officials will be deployed." Meanwhile, officials at Dubai International Airport and also the Sharjah International Airport reported that their flight operations remained normal yesterday.

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