UAE weather: Yellow alert issued for dust, speed limit reduced due to poor visibility

Motorists are advised to adhere to traffic rules and exercise caution when driving

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Published: Sat 25 May 2024, 7:11 AM

Last updated: Sat 25 May 2024, 2:02 PM

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) issued a yellow warning for dust on Saturday (May 25), with the majority of the country experiencing a fair weather.

The met cautioned against a decline in horizontal visibility over some coastal and internal areas, which may drop to less than 2000m at times until 7.00pm today.


In a post on X, Abu Dhabi Police called on motorists to exercise caution due to reduced visibility due to the dusty conditions. Drivers are urged to follow changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards.

Generally, the UAE can expect a fair day today. It will be humid by night and Sunday morning over some coastal and internal areas, with a probability of fog or mist formation.


The weather department noted temperature will reach up to 37ºC both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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Winds coming from the northwest, freshening at times, will be light to moderate and will cause dust to blow in the country.

Light to moderate winds, freshening at times, are expected to blow in the country, causing dust.


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