Fog in Dubai
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UAE motorists are urged to drive with caution on Thursday morning as thick fog engulfs Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and other emirates.

The UAE’s weather bureau has warned motorists of reduced visibility on the roads: “A chance of fog formation with deterioration of horizontal visibility over most of the coastal areas and some internal areas until 10.00 am,” today.

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

The National Centre of Meteorology has said that fog and mist can be expected in the UAE during the coming days. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM): “Temperature tend slightly to decrease mildly during daytime.

The maximum temperatures in the country are expected to be between 36 and 40°C, and the lowest temperature will be between 17-22°C. In the coastal areas, temperature highs will be between 33-38°C, and 25-31°C in the mountainous regions.

The skies will be generally clear to partly cloudy at times. However, be careful if you have dust allergies and are heading outdoors, as the NCM warned: “Light to moderate winds at times, at a speed of 10– 20, reaching 30 km/hr, will cause blowing dust and sand.”

Humidity will be high at 70-90 per cent in the coastal areas, whereas, in the mountainous regions it is expected to be 40-60 per cent.

The NCM also said that relative humidity is expected to increase by night and Friday morning, especially over coastal and internal areas, causing fog and mist formation.

The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea, the NCM added.