Dense fog engulfs parts of UAE, weather warning issued


UAE, fog engulfs, weather warning

Dubai - Motorists urged to take precautions and follow the traffic regulations.

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Published: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 6:27 AM

Last updated: Sat 19 Oct 2019, 1:05 PM

Dense fog enveloped parts of the UAE on Saturday morning, reducing the horizontal visibility to lower levels at times, especially northwards, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).
During the early hours, heavy fog took over areas including, Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Sharjah Airport, Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road, Ajman, Sweihan and Al Minhad.

The NCM said that horizontal visibility could be less than 1,000 metres at times over some coastal and inland areas of the country. The NCM has also advised drivers to take all precautions and follow the traffic regulations.
According to the Met, today's weather will be fair to cloudy at times. It will be humid by night and Saturday morning over the coastal areas. 
The maximum humidity would be  65 to 90 per cent across coastal, 60 to 85 per cent in interior regions and between 50 to 70 per cent in the mountains.
Winds reaching speeds of 38kmph are also likely in some areas.The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea.
Tips for driving in bad weather
- Do not use hazard lights (they are meant for standing cars in case of an emergency)??
- Do not use rear fog lights during normal visibility, since they can blind following drivers and rear fog lights can over-power your brake lights, hence following drivers might not see you braking.
*Source: Road Safety UAE

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