UAE weather: Drive slow, it's another foggy morning

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on February 17, 2021
Residents cross a road in Abu Dhabi on a foggy morning. — Photo by Ryan Lim

Lowest temperature recorded over the country today morning was 9.9°C.

It’s another foggy morning across the UAE for the eighth consecutive day on Wednesday, the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) has said.

Fog formation started early on Tuesday night in different parts of the country and by 5.30am on Wednesday, it spread to almost all the parts of the country, according to the data shared by the NCM on its social media accounts. Fog covered airports in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi and major roads across the emirates.

The lowest temperature recorded over the country today morning was 9.9°C in Gasyoura (Al Dhafra area) at 06:45 UAE time.

Traffic authorities across the emirates cautioned motorists against speeding and urged them to drive carefully because of the low visibility. The Abu Dhabi Police have announced reduction of speed limits on major roads in the emirate until the visibility improved.

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Maximum speed limit is reduced to 80kmph on Trucks road (Al Fayah), Mohammed Bin Rashid road (Abu Dhabi – Dubai) and Maktoum Bin Rashid road (Abu Dhabi – Dubai) and (Al Ruwais - Al Sila) road. The police also urged drivers to follow the directions shown on the electronic display boards for a safe driving.

According to the NCM, the weather on Wednesday will be fair to partly cloudy at times, with a rise in temperature. Maximum temperature is expected to rise up to 32 degree Celsius in some internal areas. A weather forecast said Thursday will be hazy and partly cloudy with chances of wind blowing dust in some areas.

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