Fog Dubai
Fog masks the tall building of Shaikh Zayed Road early on Friday. Image Credit: Gulf News

Be careful if you are hitting the roads in the UAE today, as a red and yellow fog alert, warning motorists of poor visibility, has been issued in some parts of the country.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) 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 till 9am,” today.

According to the UAE’s weather bureau, today’s skies will be partly cloudy and hazy at times. Some low clouds will appear by morning Eastward with a probability of some convective cloud formation and rain.

Also, there is a decrease in the temperatures across the country. The maximum temperatures in the country are expected to be between 42 and 47°C, and the lowest temperature will be between 22-26°C.

In the coastal areas, temperature highs will be between 37-42°C, and 32-37°C in the mountainous regions.

The NCM added, residents can expect, “Light to moderate winds at times at a speed of 15– 25km/hr, reaching 35 km/hr, will cause blowing dust and sand.”

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

Humidity will be high at 75-95 per cent in the coastal areas whereas in the mountainous regions it is expected to be 50-70 per cent, and 70-90 per cent in the internal areas.

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