Weather in UAE: Monster fog in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates, NCM issues red alert and warns of reduced visibility on roads

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Fog in Dubai
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Monster fog blanketed the skyline of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman once again this morning. UAE police urged motorists to be careful and drive slowly, as the fog formation resulted in poor visibility on roads across the country.

Abu Dhabi police announced the reduction of the speed limit to 80 km / h on the Mohammed bin Rashid and Maktoum bin Rashid (Abu Dhabi-Dubai) road and the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain road.

The National Meteorological Center (NCM), issued a red alert and warned motorists: “A risk of fog formation with deterioration of horizontal visibility over most inland and coastal areas until 9:00 am today” .

The NCM also forecast a partly cloudy sky and added that clouds will appear eastward in the afternoon and that it will be rather warm during the day across the country.

The maximum temperature in the country should be between 35 and 39 ° C, and the lowest temperature should be between 15 and 20 ° C.

In coastal areas, maximum temperatures will be between 32 and 36 ° C and between 20 and 26 ° C in mountainous regions.

The NCM added: “Light to moderate winds, which sometimes cool off, cause a blast of dust and sand at a speed of 10 to 20, reaching 30 km / h.”

Humidity will reach 70-95% in inland areas, while in mountainous areas it should be 45-60%.

Relative humidity is expected to increase at night and on Friday mornings, particularly over coastal and inland areas, causing fog and fog to form.

The seas will be light to moderate in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, the NCM added.

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