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UAE issues warning over foggy weather, poor visibility

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on September 26, 2020 | Last updated on September 26, 2020 at 01.27 am
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Motorists urged to be careful this morning and over the next four days due to persistently foggy and humid conditions.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) urged motorists to take all precautions and follow the traffic regulations due to the chance of fog formation and deteriorating horizontal visibility on Saturday morning.

Also read: Over 1,270 drivers fined for breaching rules during fog in UAE

In a statement on Friday evening, the NCM said visibility will be lacking at times over some internal and coastal areas, especially westward, from 2am until 9.30am.

Abu Dhabi Police reinforced the NCM's warning by urging motorists to be careful due to reduced visibility.

The force also asked motorists to adhere to the variable speed limits shown on electronic information boards to ensure their safety.

The rest of Saturday will be fair in general, the NCM said.

A humid evening and Sunday morning will prevail over some coastal and internal areas, however, with a chance of fog and mist formation especially westward.

There will be light to moderate winds, freshening at times, during daytime.

Conditions will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

The NCM said weather over the coming four days will be humid and cloudy in general with a chance of convective clouds formations.

Following is a detailed weather forecast issued by the NCM:

Saturday weather: Humid with a chance of fog or mist formation by morning over some internal and coastal areas especially westward, becoming Fair in general.

Wind: Light to moderate southeasterly to northeasterly and northerly with speed 18-30km/hr, reaching 38km/hr.

Sea: Slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Sunday weather: Fog or mist formation by morning over some internal and coastal areas, especially westward. It will become fair in general and some of clouds will appear by afternoon eastward.

Wind: Light to moderate south-easterly to north-easterly and northerly with speed 18-30km/hr, reaching 38km/hr.

Sea: Slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Monday weather: Humid with a chance of fog or mist formation by morning over some internal and coastal areas, becoming fair in general, and clouds will appear eastward by afternoon and might be convective.

Wind: Light to moderate south-easterly to north-easterly and northerly with speed 18-30km/hr, reaching 38km/hr.

Sea: Slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Tuesday weather: Humid with a probability of fog or mist formation by morning over some internal and coastal areas, becoming fair to partly cloudy at times, with the probability of some convective clouds formation eastward and northward by afternoon.

Wind: Light to moderate south-easterly to north-easterly and northerly with speed 18-30km/hr, reaching 40lm/hr.

Sea: Slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.





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