Fog blankets parts of UAE; police issue advisory


Fog, UAE, weather, police, Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Dubai - Motorists are urged to drive carefully.

By Web Report

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Published: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 7:34 AM

Last updated: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 1:20 PM

Fog blanketed parts of the UAE on Thursday morning - with the police even issuing an advisory for motorists to drive carefully.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has urged motorists to take all precautions due to mist and fog formation, particularly around Sharjah Airport area, Sweihan and Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi and Al Minhad area in Dubai.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi Police have urged drivers to follow safe driving practices during foggy weather conditions in the coming days, and reduce their speed to 80kmph.
The police also stressed the need to follow instructions on smart signs, and urged drivers to follow its messages sent via social media, which will aim to help them travel through fog. It also instructed drivers to monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to drive in bad weather conditions.
Sharing today's weather report, the NCM said: "The weather is expected to be fair to partly cloudy in general with temperatures are expected to reach highs of 39°C internally and 38°C on the coastal and islands."
It will get humid at night and Friday early morning over coastal and internal areas with a chance of fog and mist formation.
The maximum humidity would be 70 to 90 per cent across coastal, 70 to 90 per cent in interior regions and between 50 to 70 per cent in the mountains.
The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea.
Expect foggy, humid weather until Monday
The NCM also reported that humidity, accompanied with fog and mist, will continue to affect various parts of the country until Monday.


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