UAE weather: Fog blankets country for fourth day straight

Dubai - Motorists are urged to follow traffic instructions due to low visibility conditions.

By Web Report

Published: Sat 13 Feb 2021, 6:40 AM

Last updated: Sat 13 Feb 2021, 10:22 AM

The UAE woke up to a thick, foggy morning for the fourth day straight on Saturday, February 13.

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The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a fog alert, with low visibility conditions expected to pursue till 11.30am.

Most parts of the country have been engulfed in the thick fog.

Speed limits back to normal

The Abu Dhabi Police had announced the reduction of speed limits on some major roads.

However, in the latest update, Abu Dhabi Police have now stated that speed limits on Abu Dhabi's external roads are back to normal.

The Abu Dhabi Police had announced speed limit reduction on major roads from and towards the Capital to 80kmph.

According to the police, the speed limits have been reduced to 80kmph on Shk. Khalifa Bin Zayed Intl. road (Al Mafraq - Al Ruwais); Maktoum Bin Rashid road Abu Dhabi – Dubai ( Al Mafraq – Al Shahama); Abu Dhabi - Al Ain road (Al Khaznah - Al Sad); and Sweihan road (Abu Dhabi - Zayed Military City).

The police called on motorists to exercise caution due to reduced visibility during the fog and to follow changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards.

The penalty for not adhering to safe driving instructions during fog is Dh500 and four black points, according to the Federal Traffic Law.

Photo: Ryan Lim
Photo: Ryan Lim

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