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Fog blankets UAE for a second day

Weather forecasters say more fog in the emirates is expected in the next several days

  • By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief
  • Published: 08:01 January 23, 2013
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News
  • Residents during a chilly foggy morning along Defence road in ABu Dhabi United Arab Emirates on Wednesday January 23, 2013.
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Al Ain: Heavy fog lowered visibility levels on Wednesday, restricting people in traffic snarls during the  morning rush hours in cities across the emirates.

Weather forecasters said that more fog is expected in the next several days.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said that the weather will become fair in general on Wednesday.

Temperature will be mild during the daytime, hitting a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius and dropping to 5 degrees Celsius at night in most inland areas.

Fog started to spread on Tuesday night as people started warning fellow drivers on social media at around 10:30pm.

Motorists on Al Ain-Abu Dhabi Road, Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road, Dubai’s Outer Bypass Road faced dense fog patches. Thick fog was also reported from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Khalifa City, and Liwa.

The NCMS reported a drop in visibility at different airports at around 3am. Visibility was just 50 metres at the Abu Dhabi airport, 100 metres at Jebel Ali airport, 300 metres at Al Bateen airport, and 600 metres at Dubai airport.

Traffic police and meteorologists issued warnings and called on motorists to drive with caution.

Comments (1)

  1. Added 11:56 January 23, 2013

    Today the fog was not that thick in the morning around 5.15 am, but I didnt see any blankets?

    Nizam, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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