Fog in Dubai
Fog in Dubai. Image Credit: Fermel Fuentes/Gulf News

UAE started Saturday morning with chilly weather and thick fog in many areas. The National Center of Meteorology issued red and yellow alerts showing areas that will be affected by fog till 9am, warning of low visibility. The areas include central and eastern parts of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and a few other surrounding areas.

Fog warnings have extended into Sunday morning from 1am to 9am. 

The NCM added to their fog warning on Saturday night for Sunday morning, saying, "The National Centre of Meteorology calls for drivers to take all precautions and follow the traffic regulations regarding the chance of fog formation over some internal and coastal areas, causing poor to very poor horizontal visibility at times from 1.00 until 9.00 on Sunday 01/03/2020."

The NCM has said that while the weather in general, across the country, will be mostly sunny and "partly cloudy", a gradual increase in temperatures can be expected today and on Sunday. Maximum temperatures in the country will be 26-30°C in internal areas, 24-28 °C in coastal areas. It will be cooler in mountainous areas with temperatures up to 19-22 °C.


On Friday, the humidity across the country will be between 25-40 per cent going up to a maximum of 95 per cent in the coastal regions and internal areas of the country. The relative humidity across the country is expected to increase in the night and early Sunday morning resulting in "fog and mist formation over some coastal and internal areas."

A light to moderate breeze can be expected, and the sea along UAE's coastline will be moderate to calm.

Weather in the coming week

According to the NCM, a slight rise in temperature is expected in the coming days followed by a significant dip on Tuesday. Partly cloudy, windy and dusty weather is expected in the coming days.