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

Residents are warned of poor visibility in some areas this afternoon

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Published: Fri 24 May 2024, 7:14 AM

Last updated: Fri 24 May 2024, 1:13 PM

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) issued a yellow warning for dust on Friday (May 24), with the majority of the country experiencing a fair weather and a slight decrease in temperature.

The met cautioned against a decline in horizontal visibility, which may drop to less than 2000m at times from 1.00pm until 5.00pm 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.

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The weather department noted that temperature will reach up to 40ºC and 36ºC in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, respectively.

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

The sea will be moderate to rough in the Arabian Gulf. Meanwhile, the sea will be rough by morning, becoming moderate to slight in Oman Sea.

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